Financial Assistance for Tourism Businesses

Access grants and funding programs designed to help grow your business

Support Programs

The Government of Canada recently announced (Oct 21, 2021) new targeted support programs to help businesses that continue to face significant pandemic-related challenges, including the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program.
> It would provide support to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, and restaurants through the wage and rent subsidy programs, with a subsidy rate of up to 75%

The Government of Alberta is offering a range of supports for eligible businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
> These include the REP Implementation Grant and REP Training Grant.

The Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP) next application intake period opens Nov 1
> As a Canadian employer who continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to apply for one of two subsidy programs to cover part of your employee wages.
> The CRHP and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) support wages you pay through different phases of your economic recovery.

The Alberta Jobs Now Program next application intake period is opening soon
> Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions.

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)

***DEADLINE = DEC 31, 2021***

The Government of Canada recently announced that the deadline for HASCAP loans has been extended to December 31st, 2021.
> Businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 can access guaranteed, low-interest loans through this program.
> Guaranteed loans of $25,000 to $1 million to cover operational cash flow needs may be available through your financial institution.

Local Festivals Grant – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing funding to local groups through the Local Festivals Grant for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers. This includes the celebration of LGBTQ2+ communities and Indigenous cultural celebrations.

Application Deadlines (must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time):
> January 31 – for festivals starting between September 1 and December 31
> April 30 – for festivals starting between January 1 and June 30
> October 15 – for festivals starting between July 1 and August 31

Click HERE to review the application guidelines

CIP Project-Based Grant

The Government of Alberta has operates the Community Initiatives Program Project-Based Grant. This stream provides funding for non-profit organizations focusing on events, festivals, programs, and projects delivered in innovative and creative ways.

Intake Deadlines:
> January 15, 2021 (Notifications in July 2021)
> May 15, 2021 (Notifications in November 2021)
> September 15, 2021 (Notifications in March 2022)

Click HERE to review the CIP Project-Based Program Guidelines

Questions? Concerns? Need Support?

We strongly encourage you to apply for one or more of these funding opportunities if you’re business or organization is eligible!

Additionally, Discover Leduc Region and/or the Leduc, Nisku & Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce would be happy list ourselves as strategic partners + provide you with a letter of support to strengthen your application(s). Reach out if you need support.

Federal and Provincial Programs

Click HERE to learn about other federal business grants and financing options

Click HERE to learn about other provincial business grants and financing options

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