ITO’s 34 Ultimate Recipients are currently underway with their respective Tourism Relief Projects. We have had a tremendous response to the TRF program and with limited funding available, the process was quite competitive. ITO deeply values the amount of time, thought and resources all our applicants spent in preparing their organization’s application for this program. If you were not successful with ITO’s Tourism Relief Fund, please note this is not a reflection of the merit of your business or idea. The TRF Program is a specific funding envelope with a specific set of criteria established by the Federal government. ITO, alongside our partners, continues to advocate fiercely for the Indigenous tourism industry and the ongoing need for support. We tentatively anticipate more opportunities for financial support in the future.
We recommend working with your Indigenous Business Advisor to polish your plan and budget so that if and when more resources become available, you will be ready to apply with a “shovel-ready” project.