CORNWALL – It’s meant to “spark” some new tourism ideas in Cornwall and SD&G.
City and county officials announced the launch of the Spark Mentorships and Grants Program during a launch event in downtown Cornwall this morning (Thursday) across the street from the county administration building.
People who apply to the program and are accepted will be set up with a tourism mentor as well as a $3,000 grant to take their tourism idea to the next level.
With COVID-19, tourism and stay-cations are seen as the lifeblood for local businesses and to restart the local economy.
Cornwall and SD&G will be among 10 other regions in the province with a similar program.
The program, which is being lead by Cornwall Tourism, Cornwall Tourism Development Fund the United Counties of SD&G and the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab, will be taking applications between now and the end of October.