|The MetroWest Visitors Bureau (MWVB) has announced a new mini-grant program funded through the MWVB and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT). The MWVB will consider mini-grant applications for projects devoted to marketing a MetroWest event, attraction, business, service, cultural, or recreational offering, including virtual and online projects.|
Grant applications close April 1st. Projects must be completed by June 30th, 2021. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.
Eligible applicants must be a member in good standing of the MWVB to qualify for mini-grants; however, organizations which are not current members may have their grant application serve as their membership application and have the cost of membership subtracted from their grant award. Membership rates can be viewed here. Applicants must be operating within MWVB’s designated region to qualify; communities included are Ashland, Bellingham, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.
One of sixteen Regional Tourism Councils in Massachusetts, the MetroWest Visitors Bureau participates in the state’s MyLocalMA campaign encouraging Massachusetts residents to eat, shop and stay local. This independent nonprofit organization markets the region’s cultural and recreational venues, retailers, restaurants, accommodations, and educational and other services to visitors and residents alike.
The grant application and additional program information can be found online at this link. For questions or more information, please email Erin Lynch.