Glasgow-Barren County Tourist & Convention Commission Funding Request Application


Any funds allocated from the GBCT&CC will be used solely to market tourism related events and projects occurring in Glasgow/Barren County, Kentucky. These must attract out of town visitors that will be staying in hotels. The organization will be strongly encouraged to work with the Glasgow-Barren County Tourism Director to use funding to market the event 50+ miles from Barren County, KY. If funding is granted, the GBCT&CC must have strong visibility as an event sponsor. No money is given up front unless applicant provides valid reasoning for needing funding preevent. Proof of weather insurance for all outside events is required with application. If the event is canceled for any reason, the funding contract is void. If follow-up report shows funds being used outside of marketing efforts, contract is void. If money was given pre-event and the event is canceled, the organization will be held legally liable for any funds received. Sponsorship requests are capped at $5,000.

*Fishing tournaments must have at least 50 registered boats to apply for funding.


  1. All requests must be submitted in-person at a monthly GBCT&CC meeting. If requesting $1,000 or less, request must be presented to the commission at least 1 month prior to the event. If more than $1,000, request must be presented to the commission at least 3 months prior to the event.
  2. If funding is granted, a letter of commitment will be given via e-mail.
  3. Within 30 days post-event, the organization will forward a copy of the invoices supporting amounts spent using the GBCT&CC funding and the event’s final report. After verification of invoices and final report, the granted funding will be mailed via check to the organization. Failure to file this report with the GBCT&CC in the given time frame will result in forfeiture of the funding.

Final report must include:

  • A general summary of the event
  • Success metrics
  • Attendance data
  • Dates the event occurred
  • Description of how funds were directly used
  • Financial report
  • Copies of receipts/invoices
  • Proof of visibility of GBCT&CC as an event sponsor
  • (photos, description, etc.)