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2024 Tourism Investment Fund

Host Your Event, Conference, Festival or Meeting in Burlington!

Tourism Burlington is committed to supporting and growing the economic and social benefits generated by hosting events in the community. The Tourism Investment Fund provides direct assistance to organizations to host premium events in Burlington that drive overnight stays.

Cash and In-kind Sponsorships

Tourism supports organizations through cash and/or in-kind sponsorships. Cash will be limited to an amount to help organizers leverage additional sponsorships from other funders. Funds are not meant to generate revenue for the applicant nor be the total of all funding.

In-kind promotion to the community, partners and potential attendees may occur through any of the following: inclusion in enewsletters, listing on our website, promotion through social media, and advocacy and guidance from Tourism staff on how to navigate City of Burlington permitting processes as required. Tourism does not organize or co-organize any events directly.

Applications Accepted Year-round

Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants throughout the year. Burlington is a four-season community and Tourism Burlington wants it to be vibrant year-round. It will prioritize applications that activate during off-peak seasons, like Winter, and preferably support mid-week hotel stays.

Eligible Applicants

Both non-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Events must generate a minimum of 20 hotel night stays in Burlington-based hotels.

Eligible Events

  • Regional, provincial, national or international tournaments or events
  • Conferences, symposiums, AGMs etc. – as long as they are more than one day

Questions?

To ask for clarification or assistance with the Tourism Investment Fund and its documents, contact Natasha Piroutz, Manager, Destination Development, at natasha.piroutz@burlington.ca or 289 962 1634.