Visit Pensacola Now Accepting Grant Applications for Events Taking Place Oct. 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Media Contact:

Nicole Stacey
Visit Pensacola
(850) 434-2142


Pensacola, Fla. (Tuesday, April 30, 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 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 Oct. 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020.  The grant deadline is 12 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019. Grant workshops will be hosted on Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m. and Monday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the conference room at Pensacola Sports, 101 W. Main 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

The Visit Pensacola Grant Committee will meet to review and score applications on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 (if needed) from 2-5 p.m. at the UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, 1st Floor. 

You may apply for a mini-grant at any time if you are seeking funds less than $5,000. Please contact Nicole Stacey at with any questions.

For more information on grant guidelines, scoring and the application process, visit the links below. 

Grant Guidelines (Revised 4.24.19)

Grant Application

Grant Budget Template

Mini-Grant Application

Grant Score Sheet Revised (4.24.19)



About Visit Pensacola

Visit Pensacola is the destination management 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.