In addition to funding, Hamilton County Tourism regularly explores other opportunities to support community development:
- HCT employees are provided volunteer hours each year to volunteer at the organization of their choice.
- The staff works with local experts to raise awareness about social issues that intersect with tourism, such as the creation of a human trafficking training process to educate front-line hotel staff on how to identify and help potential victims of human trafficking.
- Gift packages with goods and gift certificates from local businesses are given to charitable organizes for silent auctions, fundraisers, etc.
- HCT has an aggressive recycling program for brochure development & distribution, uses fuel-efficient company vehicles, and recycles plastic and aluminum goods used by staff during the workday.
- Hamilton County Tourism’s subsidiary, the Hamilton County Sports Authority, provides funding for tournaments and programs.
- Give Back While You Gather is a program for groups that want to serve during a conference, wedding or event.
Questions about the Hamilton Count Tourism Gives grant program should be directed to Sarah Buckner, Tourism Development Manager
Tourism Gives - Guidelines