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Apply for a Community Partnership Grant - 2019 APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Community Partnership Grant Program


Visit Canton in partnership with Arts in Stark will award Community Partnership Grants up to $10,000 to each approved marketing or event initiative. Grants will be awarded for the purpose of generating increased visitation and economic impact for the region through the support of arts & culture events and marketing initiatives. The initiatives must encompass authentic historic and cultural places and attractions, traditions, history, music or art.

APPLY ONLINE: https://visitcanton.grantplatform.com
FAST FACTS & CRITERIA: Community grant criteria

 

TYPES OF GRANTS

New Event:

  • Event must be a project beyond the scope of daily operations.
  • Event must be open to the public and have broad appeal that would interest guests from outside the Stark County region.
  • Grant Project must not be solely dependent on the Community Partnership Grant funding.

Existing Event:

  • If the Grant Project is a pre-existing special event, the event must target a new geographic market, new demographic audience or advertising placed in a new medium, based on potential to increase event attendance.
  • The Community Partnership Grant funding may be used to reimburse or cover new advertising or operational costs only and may not offset costs of current advertising buys or operational costs.
  • Subsequent year requests for such event must include attendance from previous years.

Community Marketing Campaign:

  • Marketing initiative must represent multiple partners working together to sell a destination as a whole.
  • Marketing purchases supported by Community Partnership Grants must be targeted to audiences outside of Stark County.
  • Campaign must have a measurable call to action.
     

FOLLOW UP REQUIREMENTS

  • If awarded grant dollars, final evaluation forms must be submitted upon completion of event or marketing campaign. The grantee has 30 days to remit a completed report. Should the Committee need any additional information, the grantee will have 10 business days to submit the additional data requested. 
  • Should the grantee not remit a completed report, or the additional requested data in the aforementioned perimeters, the remaining 30% grant allocation will be forfeited and it will be notated on the grantee’s profile. This forfeiture will also be considered in judging future Community Grant Partnership applications from the grantee.
  • HOW TO REPORT DIGITAL MARKETING DETAILS: Required details for all digital marketing reporting
  • MARKETING CAMPAIGN GRANT FOLLOW UP FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/xjpWpqTegEX4u2Ox1 
  • EVENT GRANT FOLLOW UP FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/C70rCh7fT44a5acx1
     

HOW DO I APPLY?

  • APPLY ONLINE: https://visitcanton.grantplatform.com
  • Applications will be accepted beginning SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 for ALL 2019 events or marketing campaigns.
  • Deadline to apply is NOVEMBER 2, 2018 at 11:00pm. 

 

Application Questions: Rosie Kurtz