MetroWest Visitors Bureau To Offer Mini Grants

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BELLINGHAM – The MetroWest Visitors Bureau (MWVB) announced today, February 12, a new mini-grant program funded through the MWVB and the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT).

The Bureau will consider mini-grant applications for projects devoted to marketing a MetroWest event, attraction, business, service, or cultural or recreational offering including virtual and online projects. Grant applications open Feb. 15, 2021, and close April 1, 2021.

Projects must be completed by June 30.

Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.

One of 16 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. The Bureau’s mini-grant program aligns with that mission and calls for marketing proposals that will increase revenue generation for MetroWest’s designated region: Ashland, Bellingham, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland and Westborough.

“Many of our region’s attractions, hospitality and retail operations have been hard hit during the COVID pandemic. These grant funds provide some much-needed assistance as we work together to promote local businesses and stimulate economic recovery,” said Erin Lynch, Executive Director of the Visitors Bureau. “Unlike previous years, there is no match required for grant funding, making it even easier for organizations to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Grant applications and program information can be found online at http://bit.ly/MWVBmini-grants.

For questions or more information, please email Erin Lynch at erin@metrowestvisitors.org.

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