Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tourism/Community Betterment Grant Funds Available

The Tourism/Community Betterment Fund is a grant program established by the Village of Waunakee intended to fund tourism projects (events that will bring visitors to the Village of Waunakee) or betterment projects (events that will improve the quality of life for the residents of the Village).  The grant program is administered yearly by the Waunakee Economic Development Commission (WEDC).  Any funds not awarded in a particular year will be carried over for consideration in future year award cycles.

How much can an organization receive?
The grants are intended to assist in the start-up and development of new events, so preference is given to new applications.  First time applicants are eligible to receive up to $2,000; Grant requests for recurring projects or events may receive up to $1,000 in the 2nd funding year, and up to $500 in the third year.

How do we apply?
Applications and further guidelines/requirements can be found by clicking the following link:

Applications are due to Village Hall by March 15th.  Grant awards will be made in April, and recipients will be notified of the WEDC decision by April 30.

If any questions arise during the application process, please contact Stephen Bechler at or by telephone at (608) 850-2830.