Niagara-on-the-Lake Launches Tourism Recovery Grant

Niagara-on-the-Lake Launches Tourism Recovery Grant

For Immediate Release September 17, 2020

Applications are now open for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourism Recovery Grant, created in collaboration with FedDev Ontario and delivered in partnership with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce, Winery Operators, and the Niagara Region.

Small-medium sized Enterprises and arts & culture not for profit organizations in Niagara-on-the- Lake may now apply for a grant of between $4,000 and $20,000 for up to 80% of funds to complete a tourism-related project to offset the costs of reopening and adapting to COVID-19.

Announced on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, by the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, this program was made possible thanks to a $500,000 investment from FedDev Ontario and is expected to support approximately 50 businesses and maintain about 100 jobs.

“We are excited to launch the application process and to bring this incredible opportunity to our business community” stated Kyle Freeborn, Treasurer/Director of Corporate Services. “We are grateful for this contribution from FedDev Ontario and are hopeful it will provide vital support for Niagara-on-the-Lake businesses.”

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Town’s Discretionary Grant Committee, consisting of Councillors Allan Bisback and Norm Arsenault, along with Eduardo Lafforgue, President and CEO of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce, Paul Harber, Chief Proprietor of Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, Madison Vine, Channel Marketing Manager at Peller Estates Winery, and Linda Sicoli, Niagara Region Economic Development Officer. Online applications will be accepted from September 17, 2020, to October 15, 2020. For more information about eligibility guidelines and the application process, visit

To begin your application, visit

For more information, please contact:

Lauren Kruitbosch, Community Engagement Coordinator 905-468-6458 |

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