Small Business Relief Grant Program

Application Deadline: Friday, May 29

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership have launched a grant fund for small businesses in Forsyth County who have been impacted by COVID 19.

Funding priorities include but aren’t limited to assisting businesses owned by women and people of color and/or those located downtown that were also affected by the Business 40 closure and COVID 19 in short succession.

Businesses with 1-3 employees may qualify for a grant of up to $2,500.

Businesses with 4+ employees may qualify for a grant of up to $5,000.

Applicants should read the entire criteria and gather supporting documentation prior to submitting an application. A diverse committee of stakeholders and community representatives will review applications and award grants based upon careful consideration of individual needs. Application reviews are expected to begin after May 15.

Grant Guidelines


Ongoing support is critical to support as many businesses as possible. Please contact us to donate.


Please complete the application below to be considered for a grant.

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