Visit Sarasota County Announces Marketing Grant Program for FY2018

Lynn Hobeck Bates, 941-955-0991 Ext. 103
[email protected]

SARASOTA, Fla. (May 15, 2017) – Applications are now being accepted for Visit Sarasota County (VSC) Marketing Grant Program for FY2018. The application process opened Monday, May 1, 2017. Applications must be received by the VSC by Wednesday June 14, 2017 no later than 4:00 p.m. An award decision will be made by September 21, 2017. 

 The marketing grant program offers one-on-one marketing support for Sarasota County entities desiring to market their program, event or festival outside of Sarasota County. It is the intent that marketing and promotion expenditures for events from this joint marketing campaign will be expended outside of Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Charlotte counties to drive overnight visitation.

Municipalities, local agencies, business associations and nonprofit organizations located in Sarasota County are eligible to apply. Private businesses or nonprofits with paid staff and a budget more than $100,000 must be a paid partner of Visit Sarasota County. 

Applications can be completed and submitted online at

For more information, please contact Lynn Hobeck Bates, [email protected]


About Sarasota County
Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world. It is the mission of VSC is to make Sarasota County the must experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast.