Visit Pensacola Now Accepting Grant Applications for Events Taking Place May 1 – Sept. 30, 2020


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Nicole Stacey
Visit Pensacola
(850) 434-2142

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Pensacola, Fla. (Monday, Dec. 16, ​2019) –Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or the significant potential to draw visitors to the area. The Visit Pensacola grant program’s main purpose is to attract visitors while engaging the local community with more experiences.

Visit Pensacola is now accepting grant applications for events occurring between May 1 – Sept.30, 2020.  The grant deadline is 3 p.m. on Feb.11. Grant workshops will be hosted at the below dates and times in the Bowden Building located at 120 Church Street.  All grant applicants are encouraged to attend one of the workshops, as additional points are awarded during the scoring process of your application if you attend. Workshop seating is limited, so reserve your seat by emailing Barbara Williams at

  • January 6, 2020 – 10 a.m.
  • January 7, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.
  • January 15, 2020 – 10 a.m.
  • January 16, 2020 – 2:30 p.m.

The Visit Pensacola Grant Committee will meet to review and score applications on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18(if needed) at 2:30 p.m. at the UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, 1st Floor. Following, the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors will vote to approve grants on Feb. 26 at the monthly board meeting.

You may apply for a mini-grant at any time if you are seeking funds less than $5,000. Mini-grant guidelines can be viewed here. For more information on grant guidelines, scoring, and the application process, please contact Nicole Stacey at with any questions.


About Visit Pensacola

Visit Pensacola is the destination organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.