Bucks Tourism Agency Awards 43 Community based Nonprofits with $279K in Grants
Visit Bucks County earlier this month, awarded the grants Bucks Visitor Center.
The Visit Bucks County (VBC) Tourism Grant initiative was crated more than 10 years ago to assist, develop and enhance community tourism initiatives.
Funds for the program come from rental taxes paid by visitors who stay overnight in hotels, bed and breakfasts and residential shares.
Grant money can be used for marketing, advertising, website design, restorations and more.
VBC has awarded $4.6 to a 110 groups since its creation.
In recognition of Commissioner Charles H. Martin’s commitment to starting the program one nonprofit will be recognized as a recipient in his honor beginning in 2020.
Fall 2019 recipients of the grant are:
Acting Naturally Inc.
@The Andalusia Foundation
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County
@The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society
The Bucks County Wine Trail
Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Churchville Nature Center
The Conservatory of Music
Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce
Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum
Lenape Chamber Ensemble
Bucks County Historical Society’s Mercer Museum
Newtown Chamber Orchestra
Newtown Historic Association
The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center
Pearl S. Buck International
@The Pennsbury Society
Perkasie Towne Improvement Association
TWIN RIVERTOWN PROJECTS, INC.
Village Improvement Association
Warminster Symphony Society
Applications for the next tourism grant are due on April 1, 2020.