2019 Tourism Commission Grant

Date: March 5, 2019

The City of West Bend Tourism Commission has put together a grant opportunity to encourage tourism in the city.  If your organization is driving tourism to the City of West Bend or  looking to start a new event, please check out the PDF below for more details. 

Funds may be requested to promote tourism and economic impact specifically for the City of West Bend between Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and Monday, September 30, 2019.  The primary purpose for using these funds is to create additional overnight stays at West Bend hotels.  Marketing that is directed to outside of the West Bend/Washington County area will be given priority. 

This is a competitive grant program designed to assist nonprofit organizations seeking supplementary support. The maximum amount that the West Bend Tourism Commission could issue in a grant(s) will be $20,000.00.  The purpose of the grant program is to assist West Bend based organizations in promoting a positive image to potential visitors, generate overnight visits, extend visitor stays, create a desire to return and enhance the tourism industry through creative innovative planning and marketing. The event must be held in the City of West Bend and public access to some aspect of the project/event is a requirement of the grant, however, admission may be charged.  Consideration will be given to new and expanding projects, festivals, sports tournaments, conventions, cultural arts and special events benefiting West Bend.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The West Bend Tourism Commission reserves the right to reject applications, award partial or total grant requests, or to not award up to $20,000.00 for this 2019 grant period.  

PDF Tourism Commission 2019 Grant Application




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1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
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