Kimberley seeks tourism projects

Resort Municipality funding available for projects that enhance Kimberley’s tourism product and economy

As a Resort Municipality, Kimberley is entitled to provincial funding earmarked specifically for tourism infrastructure projects.

The funding, of which Kimberley receives an average of $85,000 per year, is based on the two per cent Additional Hotel Room Tax and the number of accommodation units a municipality contains.

Perhaps the most visible example of a piece of tourism infrastructure developed with this funding is the new 18 hole putting course at the Kimberley Riverside Campground.

Of the $85,000 available this year, $35,000 has yet to be allocated to any specific project. A call for submissions of tourism infrastructure investment projects has gone out. Projects will be assessed by the new Tourism Infrastructure Advisory Committee. The projects can be multi-year, but must benefit Kimberley’s tourism economy.

Projects must meet the following criteria:

1) The partner organization’s capacity to deliver results;

2) Dollars leveraged from other sources; and

3) Potential benefits to tourism sector.

Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. MST on March 1, 2013, and should be no more than two pages long.

Please submit proposals to: kwilson@kimberley.ca or Attn: Kevin Wilson,  Kimberley City Hall, 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley.