The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Recovery and Innovation Program (TRIP) is an application-based program designed to strengthen resiliency in our tourism sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The TRIP funding program is separated into three funding streams:
- *NEW* TRIP – Skills Development: This stream is designed for projects that directly support tourism businesses and their employees to enhance their knowledge and skills in tourism and business development. This program provides up to $2,500 per applicant to support workforce and skills training projects that are to be completed by March 31, 2022.
- TRIP – Partnership Projects: This stream is intended for collaborative projects involving two or more partners. This program offers up to $15,000 for projects that run from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
- TRIP – Capital Projects: Geared specifically to small to medium-sized tourism businesses, this program intends to offset up to 80% of eligible capital expenses incurred to modify operations to a maximum of $20,000 in non-repayable funding. Applications to this funding stream will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2021 and on an ongoing basis until Dec. 31, 2021, or until funds are depleted.