Visit Bucks County Tourism Grant

Grants to Bucks County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Marketing,
Capital Projects, and Events That Will Increase Tourism in the Area

GrantWatch ID#: 178419
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Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau

10/01/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to Bucks County, Pennsylvania nonprofits and other entities for capital support and activities that will promote tourism in the area. Funding may be used for historic preservation, marketing, projects to enhance attractions, as well as special events designed to attract visitors to the county.

There are three categories in which grants are awarded: Special Events, Capital Projects, and Marketing Efforts.

Special Festivals, shows, performances, exhibits, programs and other events that will attract visitors, especially from outside of Bucks County will be considered.

The development and implementation of a marketing and fundraising plan should be designed to increase visitation to an attraction or event. This can include development of materials (printed, audio, visual or web based), which aid visitors to better understand, appreciate, or interpret their visit or experience.

Grants vary for each application.

All awarded funds must be spent, and all corresponding paperwork completing the grant submitted by the last day of the month one year after the grant application month.

Multi-year grants will be considered, not to exceed three years.

Eligible recipients are limited to non-profit (501-c3 or 501-c6) organizations or other entities that are located in Bucks County and are partners with Visit Bucks County.

Grant applications for activities or events that are, in the opinion of the Grant Committee Panel, primarily related to fundraising for the sponsor are strongly discouraged. The only deviation from this policy will be if the Grant Committee views the event as a bona fide tourism generator bringing in significant visitation from outside the county.

The grant funds are not to be used for general operating expenses. Staff time, volunteer time, salaries and wages are not eligible for reimbursement. Annual events will not be considered. Applications for activities or projects that take place before the grant application deadline will be denied. In special occasions, a waiver from this policy may be requested from the Grant Committee Panel.

Visit Bucks County will review grant applications twice a year, in April and October. Applications are due on the first day of these two months.

The Grant Committee Panel will review applications by the end of the application month, and formal notification is generally given by May 15 and November 15.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fill out applications online:

Jerry Lepping, Executive Director
Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau
3207 Street Road
Bensalem, PA. 19020

Call Jerry Lepping at 215-639-0300 ext.234 with any questions.

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