Regional Tourism Grant program accepting applications through SDG Counties

The Chesterville Kayak Club’s spring poker run, as photographed in June 2019. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SD&G — The United Counties of SD&G is now accepting applications for its Regional Tourism Grant program, which includes a grant designed to help existing businesses and organizations increase visitation to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry via tourism initiatives and attractions.

The Regional Tourism Grant program is tailored specifically to help tourism businesses and organizations in SDG, while also focusing on new ideas, or augmenting an existing event/attraction.

“Those interested are asked to complete a detailed application that includes a brief history of the organization, a list board of members if applicable, details of your event or program and an outline of where the funds requested will be used,” said SDG Tourism coordinator Karina Belanger. “With COVID-19 set to dominate the tourism landscape again this summer, we realize that aiding operators and organizations in our region is integral to their success.”

Organizations can apply once each year for a minimum grant request of $2,500 and a maximum request of $5,000. Applications must be received by March 30th at 12:00 PM. The applicants will be notified by mid-April and funds will be distributed pending budget approval. To download an application, please visit

For more information, contact SDG Tourism Coordinator Karina Belanger at 613-932-1515 ext. 1331 or email

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