HIGHLANDS, N.C. – The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC recently announced its latest round of grants to support local nonprofit organizations.
During a presentation on June 9, representatives from eight Highlands-area non-profit organizations received grantstotaling $101,785. The funds will support special events or activities organized or hosted by the organizations, including:
Each year, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC supports local nonprofit organizations through its Tourism Grant Program and sponsorship programs. The program is funded by a portion of occupancy taxes collected from guests staying in Highlands’ accommodations. A committee of volunteers headed by Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC Board of Directors Member Charlotte Muir, along with staff, reviewed the grant applications and recommended approval.
Since July 1, 2021, the beginning of the current fiscal year,$255,521.06 has been invested back into the community through the grants program.
“It is an honor to be stewards of these funds that are invested back into our community,” says Kaye McHan, executive director. “As a non-profit organization ourselves, we understandand share the goal of making Highlands a great place to live, work and visit.”
For more information about the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC or its Tourism Grant Program, call 828-526-5841 or visit highlandschamber.org.
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