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Essex to Boost Local Events with Tourism Fund

Essex to Boost Local Events with Tourism Fund

The Town of Essex announced a new opportunity for local non-profit organizations designed to boost event attendance and increase tourism to the municipality.

At their regular meeting on Monday, April 15, Council unanimously approved the new Essex Tourism Events Fund policy.

The policy provides up to $2,000 in funding to go towards events which attract visitors to the Town of Essex.

“As a Council, we recognize the importance of tourism and this policy is designed to help the hard-working organizations who help bring people to our community,” said Mayor Larry Snively. “We already have many dedicated community groups who host events, and we wanted to provide an extra boost to help them get to the next level.”

Local non-profit organizations will be able to apply for funding once per year. Eligible applicants will use the funds to assist with the costs of marketing, growing an existing event, or elevating the event offerings.

“This grant program recognizes the value that annual events have in raising the Town’s profile as a destination of choice for visitors,” said Nelson Silveira, Economic Development Officer. “These grants serve as an incentive to organizers to enhance and expand as a way to attract new visitors.”

Applicants will be asked to complete a short online application which outlines the details of their event and how the funds will be spent.

Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply online.

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