Sports Marketing Grant

Sports Marketing Grant

The Savannah Sports Council offers a Sports Marketing Grant that is available to new events in the Savannah/Chatham County area. The grant is meant to help new or existing events grow to where they benefit our community.

Funding Criteria: 

When awarding Savannah Sports Council event funds, the greatest consideration will be given based on the following criteria:

    • Must be a sporting event
    • Ability of event to generate occupied room nights at area hotels
    • Ability of event to draw the majority of participants from out of town
    • Ability of event to generate significant media exposure for Savannah in other markets
    • Applicants experience and ability in hosting similar events
    • Multiple-day events
    • First-time events


Organization must be an active member of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce


Individual persons are ineligible. Ineligible events are those that have already been completed or those that take place outside the Savannah area and do not utilize area businesses.

Applicant Requirements:

The applicant organization must complete and submit a Savannah Sports Council’s Sports Marketing Grant Application, also submitting an event budget, event schedule and event marketing plan. Applications must be submitted to the Executive Director of the Savannah Sports Council.

Application must be for events taking place within 12 months of the award.

Awards Process: 

Funding decisions will be made by the Savannah Sports Council Board of Directors, which will meet every other month to review awards. A representative of the applicant organization may be required to meet with the Board of Directors.

To receive payment: Send an itemized invoice to Savannah Sports Council. Payment will usually take two weeks to process.

The applicant must notify the Savannah Sports Council if significant changes are expected that would impact the event as proposed, at which time the application may be reviewed

To download an application, click here: Sports Marketing Grant Application.