The Davie County Tourism and Town of Mocksville Tourism annual grant cycles are now open for 2024, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations are invited to apply. 

Grant Seekers Can Apply for Both Grants

Davie Chamber President Caroline Moser and Mocksville Director of Marketing and Community Development Jennifer Evens want to ensure that applicants understand that they can apply for grants from both organizations. 

“Both the Davie County and Mocksville Tourism grants are perfect for those trying to bring more life to town with their events! This will also help enhance economic gains for both the County and the Town,” said Evens. 

Davie County Tourism Promotes County-Wide Initiatives

The Davie Chamber promotes the community through county-wide tourism initiatives and the Discover Davie County website and is home to the Davie County Visitor Center which is filled with free regional brochures and maps. 

Moser explained that a large portion of the Chamber’s tourism budget, funded through the county’s hotel occupancy tax, goes directly to support local organizations that “help make Davie County the unique place that we all know and love” through tourism grants. “Over the years, we have had the opportunity to support dozens of special organizations and programs.”

Grant applications are reviewed by the Davie County Tourism Advisory Board, which serves to assist with the development and marketing of Davie County’s tourism attractions, assets, and potential tourism sites; and to encourage the economic development of Davie County through travel and tourism. The advisory board is comprised of Davie County business leaders who provide their experience and support. 

Mocksville Tourism Welcomes Proposals That Attract Visitors to Mocksville 

Each year, Downtown Mocksville hosts a wealth of concerts, outdoor movies, festivals, and special events.  However, the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority (MTDA) also welcomes grant proposals for special projects and events that are designed to attract visitors to Downtown Mocksville as well as Davie County.

“We are so excited to hear your ideas and see if we can assist in anyway for financial support. Our goal is to drive more visitors downtown and meet new people! There is so much to enjoy here in Downtown Mocksville, ” Evens said. 

The grants are funded through the Town’s portion of the county’s hotel occupancy tax and are reviewed by the MTDA, which assists with the development and marketing of Mocksville’s tourism attractions, assets, and potential tourism sites. The MTDA board is made up of a representative of the Mocksville Town Board and Davie County Tourism, as well as Mocksville business owners and leaders.  

Some of the events and organizations receiving Davie County Tourism or Mocksville Tourism grant supported in the past include the RiverWalk Arts Festival, concerts at Davie County Community Park, a food truck rodeo, Cycling Davie events, COGNITION Davie, the Park at Lake Louise, and RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls.  

Apply for a Davie County Tourism Grant for 2024

The 2024 grant cycle opened on January 1, 2024. Any organization wishing to request funding support from Davie County Tourism must complete and submit the online Special Projects/Events Funding Request form by 5 p.m. on February 29, 2024. All applications must be completed online. NO handwritten or emailed applications will be allowed. 

 For more information, contact the Chamber at 336-751-3304.

Apply for a Mocksville Tourism Grant for 2024

The 2024 grant cycle opened on January 3, 2024. Any organization wishing to request funding support from Mocksville Tourism must complete the Special Project Funding Request Form and the Budget Form found on the Town of Mocksville website. Applications are available to complete online, or you may download and print a hard copy to submit. These forms must be submitted to Mocksville Tourism NO LATER THAN  5 P.M. ON APRIL 26th, 2024. Applications received after the grant cycle is closed may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis or will be considered in the next grant cycle in the following fiscal year. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Evens at 336-753-6705 or