The Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering grant programs in 2019 to support local events. Current programs include The Community Connect Program and Co Op Advertising Grant.
The Community Connect Program: No matching funds necessary, up to $500. Special consideration will be given to rural events taking place outside of the City of Findlay. Funds must be used for marketing and advertising costs, and applications are due 30 days before the date of the event.
The Co Op Advertising Grant: A 50% matching grant, up to $3,000. Funds must be used for advertising and promotion costs, and applications are due 60 days before the date of the event.
A new feature that was added this year is the ability to create an account on VisitFindlay.com to save grant information year-to-year, making the process easier and faster – especially for repeat applicants. Accounts can also be used to add events to the VisitFindlay.com calendar, making the process more efficient.
In 2018, more than $150,000 was awarded by the CVB to support community events including sports tournaments and races, agricultural programs, festivals, conferences, cultural and heritage programming and performing arts. Beyond grant dollars, the CVB has many free resources available for those planning events, working on travel & tourism-related projects.
For detailed information about the grant programs, or to obtain a copy of the applications, go to VisitFindlay.com and click on the menu for “Meeting and Partner Resources.” Call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419-422-3315, or email info@VisitFindlay.com.