PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 15, 2023 – The Parks and Recreation Division and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board have initiated a grant program for local non-profits that host community-wide events in the Town of Purcellville. The total budget for this program is $5,000, and runs July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024 to coincide with the Town’s fiscal year. The deadline to apply for this fiscal year is October 13, 2023. Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified by the end of January 2024. Apply online here: https://purcellvilleva.gov/FormCenter/Parks-and-Rec-Forms-2/2023-Purcellville-NonProfit-Event-Fundin-172.
Qualifying events must meet at least one of the following criteria: provide a recreational or entertainment experience that engages the Purcellville community and is relevant to the Purcellville area or benefits Purcellville residents; provide a heritage, historical, or cultural experience that engages the Purcellville community and is relevant to the Purcellville area, or benefits Purcellville residents; and/or draws tourists to the Town of Purcellville and is relevant to the Purcellville area.
To qualify for funding, organizations must:
- Have current IRS documentation
- Be located within the incorporated limits of the Town of Purcellville
- Serve Purcellville residents
- Show matching funds for the event/s proposed in the application
- Have a special event permit from the Town of Purcellville for the event for which funds are being requested or understand that a special event permit from the Town of Purcellville is required as a condition of receiving funds
Funding must be for qualifying events held in Purcellville during the specified one-year period, and only one grant will be available per non-profit per fiscal year (July – June). Grants must be applied for each year, and funding received in one year doesn’t guarantee that funding will be granted in subsequent years.
For more information, visit the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board page of the Town website: https://purcellvilleva.gov/171/Parks-Recreation-Advisory-Board.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.