January 27, 2022
New tourism grant aims to enhance the visitor experience in Oxford County
Local businesses invited to apply by March 1, 2022
Tourism Oxford is teaming up with Community Futures Oxford to award two grants of $3,000 to local businesses that develop or expand tourism experiences in Oxford County.
With growing interest in domestic travel destinations, it is important to offer exciting and innovative visitor experiences to motivate longer stays and increase year-round visits. The Oxford County Tourism Innovation Grant encourages businesses to consider growing revenue through tourism.
Businesses that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for the Oxford County Tourism Innovation Grant by March 1, 2022. The grant committee will then invite finalists for an in-person interview, following a thorough review and scoring of each application. Applications will be evaluated on creativity, innovation, feasibility, economic and community impact, as well as equity and inclusion.
For more information on the Oxford County Tourism Innovation Grant, including a link to complete the online application, please visit www.cfoxford.ca/tourismgrant.
Meredith Maywood, Tourism Specialist, Oxford County
“We know there are many excellent entrepreneurs and innovators in Oxford County. This grant will support businesses with unique ideas that can be implemented quickly to grow tourism in Oxford County. By providing a small amount of financial assistance, we will see new ideas come to fruition more quickly.”
Lindsay Wilson, Community Economic Development Officer, Community Futures Oxford
“Working with Tourism Oxford in the past has shown that pairing our tools and resources can be an effective way to support businesses and grow tourism in Oxford County. Providing interesting visitor experiences and having new tourism products available as people begin to travel more broadly again will give Oxford County a unique advantage.”
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About Tourism Oxford
Located in the heartland of Southwestern Ontario, Oxford County is known for great cycling, slow food, a diverse heritage and its commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Sample the cheese trail, see how our landscape inspires local artists, and immerse yourself in our rural lifestyle. Just slow down and unplug as you tour Oxford.
Tourism Oxford recognizes Oxford County's strengths are its natural environment, rich agricultural land, heritage and cultural opportunities. Tourism Oxford has therefore embraced Future Oxford’s sustainability commitments to preserve the tourism appeal and assets of Oxford County.