[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]
Tourism Prince Rupert is spreading the word on a new funding opportunity that will match up Indigenous Tourism applicants with a tourism mentor, along with $5000 in seed grant money to help develop your ideas.
Called the Spark program, the initiative includes a region-wide call out for applicants, small businesses and nonprofits.
The applications will be reviewed by a jury including local and provincial tourism innovators and leaders
The finalists will take part in a pitch session (think friendly Dragon’s Den, they say) with the final selection to see three winning applicants chosen from each participating area.
In addition to the funding, the program will provide a three-month mentorship along with access to a support network of tourism innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. Applications are due by December 17.
Learn more about the program and how to apply here.