Sports sponsorship application

  • This grant supports state, regional (Midwest states), national, and international sporting events or tournaments that take place within Porter County, attract a sizable number of participants and spectators, are longer than one day, and encourage overnight stays in our local lodging. This grant does not support local sports groups or events nor any sporting event or tournament that draws mainly local participants.


  • $3,000 maximum request. This grant program is a 50% matching, reimbursable grant. If you are approved for a $3,000 grant, you must spend $6,000 in qualified marketing to receive the $3,000. Also, you will only be reimbursed for your expenses after your event or project is completed.


  • Must be held within Porter County.
  • Write a description that gives a good understanding of the overall sporting event. IMPORTANT: the description should be written with the assumption that no one knows anything about your business or event.

    On behalf of the organization identified on this application, I certify that this application meets the eligibility requirements for the Indiana Dunes Tourism’s Tourism Promotion Grant and that the information entered is true and accurate.

    I understand that the grant may provide up to fifty (50) percent of the total costs, not to exceed $3,000, that no in-kind contributions are included in the match, that no grant will be awarded to a project completed before written notice by Indiana Dunes Tourism, and the completed promotional material must acknowledge this grant by bearing the statement “Financial support provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism” along with the Indiana Dunes Tourism grant logo. I also understand that all documents and written evaluation of this project must be submitted to Indiana Dunes Tourism within 60 days of when the event occurred or by December 13, 2019, whichever date comes first, unless otherwise noted by Indiana Dunes Tourism. There is a $500 forfeiture for late materials submission. Documents and written evaluations submitted after December 14, 2018 will not receive funding.(See guidelines for further explanation).

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