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County awards 2024 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Funding

Midhurst/April 9, 2024 – The County of Simcoe has approved 62 successful applications totalling $400,000 through the 2024 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund. The program aims to build up existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County.

“We’re committed to building up tourism, culture and sport as they play a huge role in our economy and labour market. We thank all the organizations that applied to the funding stream, and we look forward to being a part of these exciting projects throughout Simcoe County.”

~ Warden Basil Clarke

In 2024, the County received 67 applications requesting more than $600,000 in financial support for the $400,000 fund.

Through this funding, the County is building up supporting and enhancing tourism, culture, and sport in Simcoe County by:

  • Investing in initiatives that promote awareness, access, participation and appreciation of the diverse tourism, culture, and sport offerings within the County of Simcoe
  • Encouraging industry collaboration and partnerships
  • Enhancing the visitor experience by supporting innovative and accessible programming
  • Building organizational capacity in tourism, culture, and sport organizations
  • Contributing to the County of Simcoe’s overall economic health and sense of place

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