ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR PARTNERS

This tool kit gives you detailed information, deadlines and contact information for each program:

  • Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (EPRT Part 2 to 3)  Ongoing
  • Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques en tourisme (FMAST) Closed
  • Soutien aux intervenants en tourisme d’affaires et sportif (SITAS) – Ongoing
  • Entente de développement numérique des entreprises touristiques (EDNET)  Closed
  • Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (EPRT Part 1) – Closed
  • Assistance Program for Events and Festivals – Paused

Portes ouvertes 

 

Do you have questions about your application for financial assistance? We hold meetings to answer your questions. You can make an appointment with our team at the following address. Enter, in the subject line of the e-mail, Portes ouvertes request.

Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme :  eprt@mtl.org  

Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques en tourisme :  fmast@mtl.org  

Soutien aux intervenants en tourisme d’affaires et sportif :  sitas@mtl.org  

Availability varies between 15 and 30 minutes. We grant appointments based on analyst availability. First come, first served.

 

Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques en tourisme (FMAST) -  Ongoing

This program invests in tourism companies to maintain the strategic assets of the destination. It encourages the establishment of large-scale projects to promote traffic in the wider downtown area and the maximum impact for the entire sector. This financial assistance is granted through component 4 of the 2020-2022 Regional Tourism Partnership Agreement (EPRT), the envelope of which was announced last November by the Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx, following the economic update of the government of Quebec.

The financial assistance granted aims to support strategic tourism businesses in order to ensure that Montreal's offer is preserved, so that the period of return to prosperity for tourism businesses is shortened.

Only one project call is open for the moment. The end date of the current call for projects is April 30th, 2021 for a response in June 2021. 

 

A webinar will be held on March 30th to introduce the program. We invite interested organizations to register here.

 

Program documents

We invite promoters to read all the documents required for the program.

  1. Promoter's guide
    The project call and analysis process will be framed by the rules identified in the promoter's guide. Project promoters are invited to read it carefully.
    Click here: Promoter's Guide - in French only 

  2. Electronic form
    To submit an application to FMAST, promoters must complete the electronic form below. It is not possible to make corrections once the form has been submitted.
    Click here: Electronic Application Form  - in French only 

  3. Preparation form
    Please note that the electronic form cannot be saved in order to complete it later. For this reason, we are providing all the questions on the form in a prep Word document, available below, so that you can prepare your answers in advance. The preparation Word document CANNOT be provided as an official form.
    Click here: Preparation form - in French only 

  4. Budget and financial package
    Promoters must also provide many mandatory documents, including the spreadsheet below.
    Click here: Budget and financial package - in French only 

For assistance, please contact us here :

Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve - Manager

For events and festivals files: Stéphanie Laurin - Manager - Cultural Tourism  

fmast@mtl.org  

 

Soutien aux intervenants en tourisme d’affaires et sportif (SITAS) – Ongoing

This financial aid is to support stakeholders in Montréal’s business events and sports industry. It was created to support projects that:

  • Bring Montréal greater visibility as an event destination on the national and international stage
  • Focus on products and services that can enhance the Montréal offer
  • Encourage new talent and innovation in the industry.

There is only one call for proposals currently open. The deadline for this call for proposals is May 31, 2021, for a response in July 2021.

A webinar presenting the program will be held on April 13th. Interested organizations can register here. Have a look to the Q & A.

We invite interested promoters to consult the following documents required for the program (links will be provided upon launch of SITAS):

  1. Promoter guide – in French only
  2. Budget and financial structure – in French only
  3. Electronic form – in French only
  4. Draft form – in French only
    Please note that the electronic form cannot be saved and completed at a later time. For this reason, we are providing all questions from the form in a draft Word document above, which allows you to prepare your answers beforehand. The draft Word document CANNOT be submitted as the official form.

 

SITAS application support:

Andréanne Paquet - Manager
sitas@mtl.org

Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (volet 1) - Closed

Support to tourism SMEs for compliance with health plans

Note that requests are received continuously.

Eligible projects aim to bring the space devoted to tourists and employees of eligible tourism businesses into compliance with the health plans proposed by the Government of Quebec or by a partner of the latter.

To be eligible for component 1, the applicant must offer a tourist activity or service during the current 2020-2021 tourist season, if the health authorities allow it.

Eligible clientele: tourism SMEs (attractions, festivals and events, accommodation, receptive and tourist transport agencies), such as:

  • For-profit organizations legally constituted in Quebec;
  • Non-profit organizations legally constituted in Quebec;
  • Cooperatives legally constituted in Quebec;
  • Indigenous communities and nations recognized by the National Assembly,
  • Indigenous organizations and businesses.

Eligible expenses are retroactive to April 1, 2020, if applicable. Expenses cannot be made beyond March 31, 2021 to be eligible.

 

 

Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (volet 2)- Ongoing

Support for collective projects for adaptation of tourism SMEs to new health realities

Calls for projects are published by Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Eligible projects must benefit several tourism businesses that have suffered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These companies may belong to one or more different tourism activity sectors and be located in one or more tourism regions of Quebec.

The projects must constitute an innovative business solution aimed at improving the customer experience as well as the management. and distance selling. They must generate quantifiable financial benefits and be steered by:

  • a regional tourism association;
  • a sectoral tourism association;
  • an agent recognized by the Ministry of Tourism;
  • a group of these clienteles.

For more information, consult the website of Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, responsible for the management of this component.

Guide du promoteur 

 

 

Entente de partenariat régional en tourisme (volet 3) - Ongoing

Support for development and structuring projects of the tourist offer

Please note that applications are received following calls for projects. Calls for projects will resume shortly for the Montreal region.

The projects submitted must be structuring and contribute to renewing and improving the region's tourist offer. They must promote the achievement of the following objectives:

  • Stimulate the economy of the regions by:

    • maintaining a quality tourist offer;

    • promoting an innovative tourism offer;

    • developing new niches for tourism businesses;

  • Promoting the development of an original, complementary tourism offer and respectful of sustainable development.

The filing dates are as follows:

  • April 1, 2021 for a response approximately June 2021
  • July 15, 2021 for a response approximately in October 2021
  • November 15, 2021 for a response approximately February 2022

Guide du promoteur 
Formulaire de demande : a digital form will be available by June 1st, 2021

 

An incomplete file will not be processed and will be automatically refused. No modifications are possible to the file once submitted.

 

 

Fonds de maintien des actifs stratégiques en tourisme (FMAST) - Launch scheduled for March 15, 2021 

More information to come.

 

Contact person EPRT :
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve - Manager 
eprt@mtl.org 

Stéphanie Laurin - Manager– Cultural tourism
 eprt@mtl.org 

 

 

EDNET Assistance Program (Tourism Business Digital Development Agreement) - Closed

Note that requests are received continuously until March 5th 2021.

EDNET aims to enable regional tourist associations to support businesses in their region in order to help them to :

  • Determine the challenges linked to digital development to which they must respond;
  • Carry out digital development projects.

Contact person:
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve
- Manager 
514-844-8999 / ednet@mtl.org

Assistance program for events and festivals - Paused

Note that calls for projects will resume shortly for the Montreal region.

The event and festival assistance program is currently on hiatus. We invite promoters to consult the EDNET and EPRT part 1 and 3 if applicable.

Contact :
Stéphanie Laurin
- Manager– Cultural tourism
514 844-1666 / slaurin@mtl.org 

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