BTB's Business Recovery and Enhancement Matching Grants program
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has launched a Business Recovery and Enhancement Matching Grants program for micro and small businesses in the tourism industry. The Program aims to assist in revitalizing Belize's tourism sector in the micro and small enterprises; providing financial aid and support to accelerate the economic and social benefits to local people in a viable business model.
The "Business Recovery & Enhancement Matching Grants Program", which is designed to assist Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) within the tourism sector in Belize.
Interested persons who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to submit an Expression of Interest via an online application here.
Who can submit an Expression of Interest?
Entities that serve a valuable role in quick industry recovery efforts
Entities with no greater than 5 employees.
Priority will be given to projects with annual revenue less than $250,000.00 BZD.
Priority will be given to entities playing a key role in quick industry recovery efforts led by BTB including but not limited to Cruise Tourism reopening, and Gold Standard certification;
Am I eligible to submit an EOI?
Applicants must support business recovery initiatives due to COVID-19 and/or implementation of health and safety protocols to adjust these small businesses to the new post-COVID-19 norm.
Applicants must be Belize citizens or legally established permanent residents who are owners of tourism small businesses, including artisans and other individuals are eligible.
Applicants must be Belizean Citizens, legally established permanent residents, a registered business or registered community groups of no more than 5 members.
Assistance to further development in Orange Walk (Holpatin Corridor), Southeast Coast (Dangriga, Hopkins & Placencia) and other emerging destinations as defined by the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora's Sustainable Tourism Program II. These areas include Corozal District, Toledo District, Mountain Pine Ridge (Caracol and Chiquibul) and Caye Caulker.
Qualified Expressions of interest will then be eligible to apply for the matching grant. The deadline for submission of applications is July 30, 2021 at 4pm.