The Moose International Board of Directors has committed $500,000 in grant money to help lodges market themselves locally through community events and public gatherings, such as festivals, minor league ball games, and local races. Funds may also be used to place local advertising or engage in team or event sponsorships. Generally, lodges’ promotional efforts will be limited only by their own creativity.
The program is designed to help raise the profile of our Moose lodges locally and to assist our units in signing new members who may be unfamiliar with the Fraternity.
Grant applications will appear in the Forms section of LCL.web. There is no current deadline to apply as funds will remain available until depleted or the fiscal year ends; however, attendance is required at this year’s International Moose Convention in Cincinnati to receive funding through this program. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and approved lodges will receive a check from Moose International that will be used to pay for expenses outlined on the completed form.
Grants are available in amounts up to $3,000 per lodge. Funds can be used for promotion at an event in the form of a sponsored “Moose Night,” announcements at the event, ads in programs, signage; or separately, radio, newspaper, billboards or online advertisements. As part of the program, Moose International can provide artwork for display materials and signs, along with brochures and other handout materials that will help lodges raise their profiles locally.
It is also anticipated that lodges may work together on combined marketing activities meant to raise the profile of all fraternal units within a region.
NOTE: It is imperative that lodges which are considering applying for the grant read the Program Guidelines carefully before filling out the application to increase their chances of receiving funds.