Applications due by MARCH 1!
The Winding Road Network has $2,000 in Seed Funds for Experience Products available to disburse to producers of authentic experiences in Southeastern Ohio (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington). Funds are for the development and/or marketing of experience products authentic to the regions natural, historic cultural, arts, local foods assets.
Requests up to $750 will be accepted, however we anticipate that most awards will range from $150- $500 to allow for more participation in the process. Applicants can be businesses, non-profit organizations, individual interpretive guides and individual producers.
Priority will be given to interpretive programs and tours during this first round, however requests for other types of product development, business development and marketing of experience products will be considered.
For Winding Road Network purposes, an experience product can be defined as a unique, locally sourced interpretive program, guided tour, adventure, exhibit, purchasable piece of art or souvenir, interpretive site, dining experience, shopping experience, festival/event, class or instruction, etc.
The directions and application format for submitting the grant, including scoring priorities, are available on line at ohiosappalachianwindingroad.org. Request must be received in a MS Word or PDF format via e-mail by midnight on March 1, 2019.
Thanks to the Sugar Bush Foundation at Ohio University for making these funds available!
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