Lovin’ Lake County recognizes and appreciates local area organizations for the effort and time that they put into our communities and into the events that provide exposure to local nonprofits, increased commerce for local businesses, and attracts visitors to our beautiful area. Because it is in our best interest to keep events strong, and lodging occupancy rates high, Lovin’ Lake County offers financial assistance in the form of a Local Event Marketing Grant.
This application can be sent in on a need basis. Funding requests must be for events that occur within our specified time frame, and you can apply on a yearly basis.
The suggested maximum is $1,000, though larger requests will be reviewed and considered for funding. Justifications for larger allocations must be documented.
Events must take place within Lake County MN Lodging district to qualify for a grant
Consideration for the grant is scored on four categories:
Please note: applying for the grant does not guarantee final selection
Submit all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to promote and develop tourism and economic development through marketing and events, to stimulate Lake County’s economy, enhance the quality of life for all that live here, all while being mindful of protecting the area’s unique qualities for the continual benefit of all Lake County residents.
If your event is being funded or partially funded through Lovin’ Lake County, we will assist in marketing the event by promoting on our website, social media, and direct emails. If you wish to have us help further, we can assist in marketing the event through additional ads. We can assist in composing a budget and making the marketing plan.
Examples of services that we can help support your organization are:
Please complete the form below to apply for an Event Marketing Grant.
Lovin’ Lake County orders street banners from Jim Gilbert at Waldo Sign Works @ email@example.com or Floyd Baker at 763-443-7238 (lemondropshop.com) When ordering banners, please take the following into consideration:
Dimensions: 33” H X 357” W
Grommets should be every 2 ft.
Select reinforced corners
All varieties of the Lovin’ Lake County logo including the brand standards, can be found on our website. Please include the logo on all promotional materials.
Permits may be needed for your event, depending on the location of the event. Please check with the county and city to make sure that you are following all standardized rules and regulations. Your organization may need to check with the city, county or highway department if you are putting up any signage or will be using vendors.
Public Relations and promotions are ways that we can help publicize your event for free. We work in partnership with various local media outlets. If your organization has a press release that you would like promoted, please pass it along to us and we will also help in promoting the event.
All individuals and independent contractors (corporations are exempt) will need to submit W9’s to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the funding. This includes third parties submitting invoices on behalf of the event.
A necessary step for future funding is to meet with Lovin’ Lake County post-event. We will like to recap and discuss how the event went, go over KPI’s, and help you fill out the post-event resource document. We would also like to discuss any future plans with your organization and help plan out the next fiscal year and upcoming possible funding. Receipts and/or paid invoices will need to be submitted post event to Lovin’ Lake County.
LOVIN’ LAKE COUNTY CONTACT INFO: