Community Funding – Grants and Assistance

Accommodation Tax Grants

The City of Folly Beach awards grants, funded from a portion of the money received from Accommodations Taxes, for the purpose of promoting and accommodating local tourism. The application becomes available in early July and is due early August annually. To apply, please fill out the ATAX Grant Application. For more information, please contact the Municipal Clerk at or (843)459-3520. 

Community Promotion Fund

The City of Folly Beach also gives funds for the promotion of public health, safety, morals, general welfare, security, prosperity, and contentment of all City residents. Applications are considered by the Community Promotions Committee and can be submitted to the Community Coordinator. Meetings are scheduled prior to the first Tuesday of each month. To apply, complete and email a Community-Promotions-Committee-Application to:

 Folly Relief Fund

The City of Folly Beach also administers donations to provide one-time emergency assistance to Folly Beach citizens who are experiencing a hardship. For more information, please contact Marlene Estridge at (843) 513-1830 or email

James Island Outreach (JIO)

James Island Outreach provides food assistance and emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utility and medical expenses. The JIO team can also assist with referrals to numerous other community resources. For additional information see, call 843-762-3653 or email