Tourism industry funding programs accepting applications until December 15 | Tourism Saskatchewan Industry Website

Tourism industry funding programs accepting applications until December 15

Friday, November 06 2020 03:00 PM

Tourism Saskatchewan offers two application-based programs to encourage investment in quality, diverse tourism experiences: the Destination Experience Development Program and the Tourism Product Diversification and New Market Development Program. Both align with recommendations in the ten-year Destination Development Strategy for Saskatchewan.

December 15 is the application deadline. Summaries of the programs are as follows:

Destination Experience Development Program

  • Supports the development of clusters of compelling tourism experiences
  • Partnerships are required (e.g. community organizations, municipalities, rural destination marketing organizations, Indigenous communities, tourism businesses)
  • Maximum funding per application is $20,000

Guidelines, FAQs and application forms are available on Industry.TourismSaskatchewan.com.

Tourism Product Diversification and New Market Development Program

Three streams of funding available:

New Market(s) – attracts new markets for currently operating tourism business infrastructure

  • Maximum funding per application is $20,000
  • Minimum equity investment by the applicant is 30 per cent of total project budget

Seasonal Usage Expansion – assists businesses with expanding seasonal usage of both current and new tourism infrastructure

  • Maximum funding per application is $20,000
  • Minimum equity investment by the applicant is 30 per cent of total project budget

New Experiential Product Development – assists in the creation of new experiential product(s) for established tourism businesses

  • Maximum funding per application is $30,000
  • Minimum equity investment by the applicant is 30 per cent of total project budget

Guidelines, FAQs and application forms are available on Industry.TourismSaskatchewan.com.

For more information, contact Denise Stroeder at 306-787-2825, denise.stroeder@tourismsask.com.