Trustee Chuck Jones supports small businesses and families in our community with the Helping Hand grant. Thirty eligible small businesses will be awarded $2,000 for payroll, taxes, utilities, or rent/mortgage.
Effective January 4, small business proprietors can apply for the Helping Hand Grant. All submissions are subject to eligibility requirements and will be reviewed by the Helping Hand Grant Advisory Committee.
- Operated in Wayne Township
- Established by 2018
- Four or more employees
- Decreased revenue because of COVID-19 and Marion County Public Health Orders
The trustee’s office will announce awards on January 20. Submit an application for the Helping Hand Grant at www.waynetwp.org. The deadline for submission is January 13.
Trustee Chuck Jones:
“I campaigned on giving a helping hand to those in need in Wayne Township, and the time is now to help our small business community. I recognize the role that small businesses have played in the past for our community, and now our community needs to support them in this time of need.”
Angie Halsey-Owner/Operator McGilvery’s Pub & Eatery:
“The opportunity to apply and possibly receive the grant from the Wayne Township Trustee is a godsend. As with all restaurants we are really struggling to survive as we head into our typical slow months. This money will go a long way in helping us stay afloat. I really appreciate that the grant application is short and won’t require several hours or days away from operating my business to apply. Kudos to those in charge.”
Marcia Huff-owner of Barbecue & Bourbon:
“The opportunity to apply for the $2,000 grant is huge for us, especially during January which is always the toughest month for us. The quick turn around is awesome, as most of the money available takes months to get…..it would be a big bonus for us!”
Submit an application for the Helping Hand Grant at www.waynetwp.org by Wednesday, January 13.