Lake County Event Sponsorship Program
The Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Department is excited to have the opportunity to partner with event organizers to ensure the success of their Lake County event. Through our Tourism Development Tax, Lake County is able to offer an event sponsorship grant to events that will draw out-of-town visitors into the area. Grants are awarded based primarily on hotel room nights, as well as visitor attendance and media coverage.
Below are the rules and regulations regarding our Tourism Sponsorship Grant, as well as a downloadable version of the application. For more information, contact Lake County's Sports and Tourism office at 352-742-3918.
Rules and Regulations
- All Sponsorship Grant Applications must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the event.
- The sponsorship amount awarded is the maximum amount possible based on information submitted in the application. Actual funding will be determined based on room night and attendance figures as verified in post event reports provided by the applicant.
- All supporting documentation shall be submitted to the Economic Development and Tourism Office no more than 30 days after the event has taken place. If supporting documentation is not received within 30 days, sponsorship funding may be denied.
- All applicants will be required to submit room night verification after completion of the event. Economic Development and Tourism staff will follow up on all hotel room night reports to verify accuracy.