Bobby Norwegian steers his river scow into a creek east of Fort Simpson in August 2020. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio
Tourism operators and businesses received a total of approximately $3 million through the NWT’s recent so-called Grit fund – Growth and Recovery by Investing in Tourism.
The fund was introduced in August through a partnership between the federal and territorial governments. It was designed to help tourism operators overcome the damage done to their industry by the pandemic-related drop-off in travel.
More than 90 individuals and companies received funding, the territorial government said on Thursday. Contributions averaged just over $31,000 each.
Grit funding was a one-off program. Applications closed in October.