Sports Tourism Grant Program
One of the keys to making our region the most active community in the country is to have successful sports tourism events. Not just events that happen once… We’re talkin’ sustainable and impactful events that happen in our city annually.
That’s where you come in. The Sports Backers Sports Tourism Grant Program involves a competitive bid process where local non-profit organizations and sports groups submit grant requests to aid their efforts to attract visitors from outside Richmond as participants and spectators to their sports events. If your event might fit these citeria, check out our RFP for more information.
Why do we do this? Because these events bring in revenue for our very own local sports organizations and give Richmonders a chance to take part in great events happening in their own backyard – two things that we think are really important.
To increase the quality of sports tourism events and the number of out of town participants and spectators they draw to the Richmond region.
Who is eligible?
Local non-profit organizations and sports groups that own or host annual events.
- Grant money is intended for marketing of the event. Examples of how the grants should be spent include, but are not limited to: direct mail costs, purchasing mailing lists, designing brochures, printing brochures, advertising online through sport specific websites or advertising in national or regional trade publications.
Submit a RFP: Click here
Completed RFP’s are due Tuesday, October 30, 2012 for events occurring in 2013. If you miss the deadline, don’t fret. We always keep some extra cash in our back pockets for unique opportunities that arise.
Contact John Raigins at 285-9495 or email@example.com.