Visit Eau Claire, a local tourism promotion agency, announced that it will provide approximately $150,000 in grants and sponsorship funding to a range of organizations and events, from jazz bands to baseball clubs.
Grant applications were accepted in April, and grants worth $81,700 were awarded at the end of May. According to Visit Eau Claire, tourism grants are “intended to encourage the development and promotion of tourism through activities that will generate overnight stays and/or extend visitor stays, creating a positive image for the Eau Claire area.”
Travel grant recipients include C&G Promotions, Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, CORBA Trails, CW Group, Eau Claire Marathon, GameDay Athletics, Performance Promotions Group, Reel Recovery – Midwest Retreat, Seymour Ball Club, Wisconsin Lumber Museum and YMCA The Chippewa Valley Barracudas. Swimming team.
Likewise, the Cultural Arts Grants, which are awarded in partnership with the Wisconsin Arts Council, “are designed to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of the arts and culture in the region.” The latest round of recipients of these grants include the Chippewa Valley Book Festival, the Chippewa Valley Museum, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Aid Association, the Eau Claire International Film Festival, the L’Eau Claire Jazz Society and the NHS show choir. Booster Club.
Additional sponsorship funding of $64,000 was provided to nine local organizations and events. These include Banbury Place Inc., City of Altoona, Hmong American Leadership & Economic Development (HALED), Eau Claire Babe Ruth League Inc., Eau Claire Curling Club, John and Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, Trinity Equestrian . Center and Wisconsin Airport Management Association.
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