Event Grant

The BID is committed to the vibrancy of Downtown Helena. Community events are an investment in the people who shop, eat, and play in downtown, and they keep the greater Helena area connected to the downtown core. Events are also a way to showcase the diverse, unique culture of Helena and to attract out of area visitors. To support individuals, groups, and organizations that want to host an event in the downtown corridor, BID awards small event grants of up to $1000. All grant applications are received and awarded on a rolling basis to encourage events across the seasons. Priority will be given to grant proposals for events that are unique to downtown Helena.

***AlphaGraphics in Downtown Helena offers a 10% discount to BID Event Grant Awardees for printed materials and signage.*** 

Apply for an Event Grant Here

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Open to any individual, group of individuals, non-profits, organizations, or businesses planning an event within the BID boundaries (found here).
  • Funds may be used to cover promotion costs, such as advertising and printing materials.
  • Funds may be used to cover the costs associated with holding the event, such as permitting fees or renting space.
  • Funds may not be used to pay employees, vendors, or performing acts.
  • The event must be free, open to the public, and open to all ages.

Questions? Need help with your Event Grant application or event permit? Let us help you! Send us an email at [email protected].