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Legal Name Of Business:
Contact Telephone Number:
Please indicate which category you are applying under (check one box):
New or Enhanced Tourism Product/ExperienceDigitizing your Tourism BusinessSignageOther
*Maximum 1 application can be submitted per Business.
*Business must be incorporated or have a CRA Business Number (BN) to apply for funding.
1. Project Description And Objectives:
Provide a full description of your project. Specify the following:
Objectives and goals of the project.
Identify project stages and milestones.
If existing product or event/festival is being enhanced, describe enhancements.
Explain the rationale/demand for the project.
What is your project’s unique selling proposition?
How does your project benefit tourism in South Eastern Ontario?
2. Assessment And Performance Measures:
Describe how your organization will evaluate your project to determine if its objectives have been met. Detail S.M.A.R.T. performance measures? (S=Specific, M=Measurable, A=Attainable, R=Relevant, T=Timely)
3. Project Timelines:
Provide a complete description of the pre and post activities to be undertaken and the time lines surrounding the activity. Note all projects must be completed by March 31, 2023.
Time Frame (Start And End Dates)
4. COVID HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Provide the steps you are taking to ensure ongoing Health & Safety protocols are being addressed for/during your project. How will you ensure you remain up to date throughout your project?
5. Active Partner Contributions:
Detail partners who are actively involved in the delivery of your project (other businesses contributing to the event, festival, or tourism product experience). Provide information and mutual partnership benefits.
Contribution (in-kind or financial)
6. Other Financial Contributions:
Outline any other funding or grant contributions that you have applied for or have been approved for.
Financial Contribution (note if the contribution has been confirmed or is pending approval)
7. Project Budget And Financing:
Identify and substantiate a detailed project BUDGET using the table below. RTO 9 reserves the right to contact other agencies funding the project as may be required. RTO 9 reserves the right to review estimates of costs and procurement practices for the project. Please detail which expenses you are asking RTO 9 to fund.
Please note that the minimum contribution is $2,500.00 (some exceptions apply) and the maximum matching contribution is $25,000 from RTO 9. Costs are inclusive of HST.
Eligible Supported Items
TOTAL PROJECT COST:
50% Amount Requested from RTO 9
TOTAL RTO 9 CONTRIBUTION. EQUAL TO PARTNER CONTRIBUTION
8. Project Economic Benefits and Expected Impact:
Regarding your project, describe:
How the project will benefit the local or regional economy in terms of tourism development in the region i.e. direct impact on job creation, tourism growth, overnight stays, product development, business competitiveness
The sustainability plan for the project – describe your ongoing plans for the project.
9. Communications Plan:
Outline your communication plan with respect to the requirement for recognition of your Destination (DMO/DMP) and the Province of Ontario.
Media releases/ newsletters, social media platforms
Placement of the RTO 9 logo and Ontario logo (provided) with a link of website are mandatory.
Utilization of relevant RTO 9 and #southeasternontario.
10. MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT PLAN:
Describe your organization’s structure and its capacity to co-manage the project.
When more than one partner is involved in the project, provide letters of commitment from each partner describing their involvement in the project
Identify staff resources that have been allocated to the project
Identify internal plan for ensuring project success
Do you have access to legal services and advice
11. Supporting Documentation:
Proof of not-for-profit status and/or corporate status with legal name
Letters of Support from additional partners
**Additional supporting documents will be required if funding is awarded. These include:
Proof of insurance coverage listing RTO 9 as co-insured for the duration of your project
Proof of WSIB coverage or exemption.
12. Past Project History
Please indicate any past projects that have been supported through the RTO 9 Partnership Fund
13. Ensure Your Project Is Being Supported By Rto 9:
Utilize #southeasternontario and #discoveron in all social media posts.
I understand that all participating businesses must be following the Province of Ontario’s “A Framework for Reopening Our Province” and other current COVID-19 compliance measures.