City of Virginia Beach - Convention and Visitors Bureau
Grants of up to $10,000 to Virginia Beach, Virginia organizations for athletic events within the city. Eligible events may consist of tournaments, exhibitions, games, and other sports-related events that are planned, promoted, played, or presented within city limits.
This program is intended to assist organizations in attracting sports opportunities that meet one or more of the following criteria:
-Generate year-round overnight visitation
-Contribute to the quality of life in Virginia Beach through sport
-Generate regional and/or national media exposure for the City
-Increase out-of-area economic impact
To attract high quality amateur and professional sporting events, conferences and meetings which, in turn, advance and promote year-round tourism, economic impact and quality of life in the City of Virginia Beach through sport.
-Promotion, Marketing, and Programming
-Paid advertising and media buys outside of Hampton Roads
-Production and technical expense
-Site fees/costs (labor, rentals, insurance, security, maintenance, etc.) as approved by the Sports Marketing Unit Grant Review Committee.
-Rights fees, sanction fees and non-monetary awards
-Travel for special officials or performers on as approved by the Sports Marketing Unit Grant Review Committee.
-On-site hospitality (not including alcohol)
GrantWatch ID#: 149274
A maximum of $10,000 will be awarded.
Grants are made to organizations for qualifying events in the City of Virginia Beach.
-General operating or administrative expenses, including staff, officials, travel to solicit events
-Building, renovating, and/or remodeling a facility
-Purchase of permanent equipment
-Debts occurred prior to the grant
-Printed programs which solicit advertising
-Off-site hospitality or social functions which include alcohol
-Expenses of a City of Virginia Beach sports team or organization traveling outside of the area to compete.
Applications must be received prior to the event and before the deadlines listed below. Grants will be approved three times per year. A grant application and supporting materials must be submitted by one of the following three dates:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nancy Helman, Director of Sports Marketing
Dani Timm, Sports Marketing Sales Manager
Convention and Visitors Bureau
2101 Parks Ave. #500
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
USA: Virginia: City of Virginia Beach