How can we find funding to participate?
If you think “outside the box” you may just surprise yourself with where you can find funding! Consider emergency COVID recovery funds; cooperative funding with area businesses; mayor’s discretionary funding; economic development grants (and in Europe, EU grants); local government tax funds; local lottery funds; contingency funds; and even corporate sponsorships. Many destinations are also accustomed to working with cooperative marketing programs, where local stakeholders that stand to benefit from the program, all share part of the overall program's cost. It's a fast way to fund bigger projects, while the overall financial burden is much less on participating members.