To help small businesses in the US thrive online and secure their futures, eBay is announcing the return of the Up & Running Grants program for 2021.
The Up & Running Grants program is committing more than $500,000 in funding and education resources, building on eBay’s long-standing commitment to small businesses and expands their Up & Running initiative by offering 50 more business sellers a $10,000 grant package.
“Small businesses power our economy, our communities, and eBay’s marketplace. These businesses bring the rich and unique inventory that makes eBay one of the world’s most vibrant ecommerce destinations. As the home of small business— with hundreds of thousands of small businesses accounting for the majority of our annual gross merchandise sales— we feel a deep sense of responsibility to our eBay small business community. Continuing our Up & Running Grants program is part of eBay’s steadfast commitment in supporting and empowering our small business sellers.”
– Andrea Stairs, CMO & VP of Seller Community, eBay
Up & Running Grants program
Through the Up & Running Grants program, 50 existing US-based, eBay small-business sellers will each receive a grant package including $10,000 cash. Recipients will also enjoy premium access to Seller School, plus direct training and coaching from expert sellers and eBay Growth Advisors. The program will help ensure sellers have the funding, education, and resources to help grow their online business.
To bring this program to life, eBay are partnering with Hello Alice, an organization dedicated to connecting diverse small business owners with resources, opportunities, and one another. All applicants will be invited to join their online community of entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer networking and learning opportunities.
Apply for an Up & Running Grant
From Friday the 6th of August through to Friday the 3rd of September 2021, eBay business sellers based in the US can apply for an Up & Running Grant through Hello Alice’s online application at ebay.helloalice.com.
Applicants will be asked to share details about 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 unique experiences and inventory to the marketplace, and are committed to their communities and the eBay ecosystem.