The Granville Tourism Development Authority is accepting grant applications for the upcoming fiscal year through April 21.
This mini-grant program helps Granville County organizations and agencies promote and market events and activities, all of which encourage tourism and bring visitor dollars to the community, explained TDA Director Angela Allen. The idea is to provide some direct funding up front for an organization to have an event that can grow and become sustainable in the future. Any approved funding should be considered as a supplemental resource only, Allen said.
Eligible organizations include Granville County-based community groups, nonprofit organizations, municipalities or recognized communities located within Granville County.
A for-profit group may apply for grant funding only if the event’s proceeds go to a community-supported organization, Allen said.
“Priority will be given to products that encourage out-of-county visitors, with primary consideration given to those that promote the Granville TDA’s mission of marketing the area as a travel destination,” Allen said in a statement. A “visitor” is defined as someone who travels from more than 50 miles away to attend an event or activity by the tourism industry. Events planned for off-peak times may receive higher priority.
The maximum request is $5,000 and any request may not be greater than 25 percent of the total project budget. Included with the request can be a one-time artist/entertainment allowance of up to $1,000.
The Granville TDA board of directors will review applications and will make recommendations for approval during their June board meeting. Award recipients will be notified after July 1, 2023, when the new fiscal year begins.
Applications are available online (https://www.granvillecounty.org/visitors/tda-mini-grant-2023-2024/) or through the Granville County Tourism Development office, 124 Hillsboro St. in Oxford. Contact For more information, contact Angela Allen at 919.693.6125 or email@example.com