Helena Tourism Event Grant
Helena Tourism Event Grant

Thank you for your interest in Visit Helena’s Tourism Event Grant! The grant program’s goal is to support Helena’s growing community of diverse events in the region.

Grant Description

Visit Helena’s Tourism Event Grant is open to businesses, non-profits, and event organizers to assist with monetary funding to launch and grow new events in the greater Helena, Montana region. The tourism grant seeks applicants looking to develop and grow multi-day events that promote Helena’s outdoor recreation, history, or arts and culture. The grant program encourages applicants to utilize funding toward event marketing and promotion to attract visitors from across Montana and further.

Grant Goals

  • To fund events that attract new and returning events that produce hotel room nights in the Helena area.
  • To fund events that help grow the local economy through resident and visitor spending.
  • To fund events that promote Helena’s inclusive community values in the outdoors, sports, history, and culture.

For more information, download the PDF regarding Visit Helena’s Tourism Grant.

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Montana Pride Parade 2021

Grant Funding

Funds are made available through Visit Helena via an assessment collected by local hotels. Hotel guests are assessed $2.00 per room night which is utilized for tourism promotion and grant funding opportunities.

The Business Improvement District Law Montana Code Annotated 2007, 7-12-1101 through 7-12-1144 as amended, is for the funding of all uses and projects for tourism promotion within Helena as specified in the Helena TBID budget.

Grant Guidelines

There is no set number of grants that may be awarded in any fiscal year. However, the total dollar amount of grant funds awarded may not exceed the total amount of funds allotted each year by the Visit Helena Board. To date, Visit Helena has funded grants of up to $15,000.

Application Submissions:

  • Summer (July – October) Events
    • Application Opening: December 1, 2023
    • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024, by 5 pm MST
  • Winter (November – May)
    • Application Opening: July 1, 2023


“Thank you to Visit Helena in helping get this event off the ground. We were able to secure deposits with your grant in the early stages and make it work. With your help we got the word out.” – Queen City Oktoberfest 2022

“Grant process was well defined in material on the Visit Helena website. The sales manager was great to work with and helped LCCC with the grant process. Any questions we had were answered thoroughly.” – Last Chance Curling Club, Creepy Sweepy Bone Spiel

Tourism Grant Application Form
Helena Rodeo