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Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
VisitMV Mini-Grants

Please note Mini-Grants are available to MEMBERS ONLY. Join today at https://www.mvy.com/join/

2024 VisitMV Tourism Mini-Grant Program

Awards are very limited and range between $2500 - $6000!

Who is Eligible to Apply?
All Chamber of Commerce members in good standing are welcome to apply. Grants are available to MEMBERS ONLY, and this opportunity is an exciting part of your membership benefits.

What can the VisitMV Tourism Mini-Grant be used for?
The funds must be used to design and produce promotional materials, including print brochures, flyers, rack cards, magazine ads, and newspaper inserts, for tourism-related businesses or activities. Other tourism-related projects may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but print projects will be heavily weighted.

Grant funds may not be used to market or advertise events whose primary purpose is fundraising for a specific cause.

Please note that all funded projects must adhere to the logo and funding credits criteria put forth by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. These will be provided to grant recipients.

Timeline
Grant applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday April 24, 2024 by email to: info@mvy.com. Applicants will be notified by April 26th if they are receiving an award.

Important Information
Mini Grant funds will not be awarded directly to the grant recipient, nor can they be reimbursed for payments already made. Invoices totaling the grant award must be submitted to the Chamber, and the Chamber will issue payment directly to the vendor. Unused grant funds will be reallocated to the Chamber’s general marketing programs.

All marketing copy MUST include funding credits, and in the case of digital and print materials, logos for the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and designs MUST be pre-approved by the Chamber before production and distribution begins. All project designs must be approved by June 15, 2024, to receive funding.

All applicants must place a link on their website homepage to mvy.com and visitma.com, and provide the Chamber with finished marketing materials upon request.

Evaluation
All applications must be 500 words or less and will be reviewed by the VisitMV Tourism Mini-Grant Review Committee, and award amounts will be determined by this Committee. The Review Committee will score applications based on an assessment of project criteria and should include the following information and considerations:

Name of Project
Business Name
Total Project Budget
Grant Amount Requested
Project Description
Date of Project Completion
Anticipated Results and Benefits to Tourism

Cohesiveness of Proposal: Is the application clear and well written and is the proposal’s budget clear?

Organizational Capacity: Does the applicant have the right skills and experience to deliver and a demonstrated history of success in carrying out similar projects?

Project Benefits: Does the project have economic benefits to Martha’s Vineyard in the form of additional room nights and visitor spend? Will the campaign support tourism growth?

Questions? Ready to apply?
Grant applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday April 24th, 2024 by email to info@mvy.com. Applicants will be notified by April 26th if they are receiving an award.

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