2018 applications now under review!

Blyth Project Guidelines

Blyth Project Online Application

Exciting things are happening in Blyth! In addition to recent investments at Cowbell, Memorial Hall and the CCRC, a group of community stakeholders came together last fall and, over three planning meetings, have opened up new possibilities around welcoming people to participate in the theatre of rural life.


The Blyth Destination Development Strategic Investment Opportunity has been launched to tell and amplify the story of Blyth, improve the visitor experience, and create truly unique experiences (things to do) for both visitors and residents. It specifically encourages visitor-focused activities that enhance Blyth’s “DNA”, or the qualities that make Blyth unique: a welcoming, proudly rural village with a focus on theatre, arts and entertainment.

The 2018 Strategic Investment Opportunity (SIO) is an initiative of Huron County and Regional Tourism Organization 4 Inc. It has three streams with a total contribution room of up to $27,500 for proposals in: animation – how to bring the town to life through activities, hygiene – how to improve a visitor’s experience before, during and after their visit, and storytelling. SIO funds are available to eligible partnership opportunities up to a maximum 1:1 matched basis.

The Strategic Investment Opportunity Selection Committee will review proposal applications based on merit and conformity to the following guidelines. The amount available for co-investment in each stream is provisional with the final amounts allocated to be determined at the discretion of the Selection Committee based on the strength of applications and community feedback.


To learn more about partnership opportunities please review the following application guidelines.

Blyth Project Guidelines

Applicants must be located in or in close proximity to Blyth and are strongly encouraged to pre-plan their project, questions, and eligibility before applying using the contact information at the end of the guide.

Applicants are welcome to submit multiple applications for different projects. The proposal application must be completed in its entirety. Proposals must be submitted online at animationfund.ca/blythapply. At the discretion of the Selection Committee, proposals received after the final deadline may be reviewed and selected as resources permit.

Blyth Project Online Application


Eligible organizations include:

  • Tourism enterprises, BIA’s and businesses (as individual organizations or as a consortium) with interests in arts & culture, heritage, agri-culinary, sports, meetings & conventions, etc.
  • Festivals and Events
  • For-profit or non-profit organizations.

The applicant business/organization must be a visitor friendly establishment/event located within or in close proximity of Blyth village limits.

The project may be brand new or enhanced and must be able to achieve a minimum 1:1 matching contribution, either in dollars or value-in-kind. For example, if a total project budget is $1000, you are able to apply for up to $500.

Ineligible requests include:

  • Capital/infrastructure expenses
  • Regular operational expenses
  • Charitable contributions


Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions or need clarification.

Andrea Gardi, RTO4
(519) 271-7000 x 205