eBay have launched Up & Running Grants which are focused on ensuring today’s small businesses are here tomorrow by committing more than $500,000 in funding and education resources for existing US business sellers to secure viability beyond 2020. The grants program is an extension of their already established Up & Running initiative by offering 50 US business sellers a $10,000 grant package.
“Small businesses are the backbone of eBay, as well as the engine of jobs, progress, and prosperity for communities across the U.S. The launch of eBay’s Up & Running Grants program comes at a time when small businesses need investment and empowerment most. In such a challenging year, it was important for this program to provide a financial bridge and long-term support – so small businesses can keep their doors open today and lay the groundwork for future success.”
– Jordan Sweetnam, GM and SVP, eBay North America
Up & Running Seller Grants Program
Through the Up & Running Grants program, 50 eBay small business sellers will each receive a grant package composed of $8,000 cash and $2,000 worth of eBay credits. In addition, recipients will also enjoy premium access to Seller School and direct training and coaching from expert sellers and eBay Growth Advisors. eBay is also partnering with business accelerator Hello Alice to launch the grants program application and to provide access to mentorship and resources to all sellers who apply.
Apply for an Up & Running Grant
From Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, eBay small business sellers are encouraged to apply for Up & Running Grants via an online application. Business sellers will be asked to share details of their small business and how they plan to use the grant to accelerate their growth. eBay is looking to identify sellers who represent a diverse range of backgrounds, bring their unique experiences and inventory to the marketplace, and are committed to their communities and the eBay ecosystem. To apply or learn more about eligibility requirements, sellers can visit ebay.helloalice.com.