UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant at this time. We know that there are many artists, entertainers and small business owners still in need, and we are currently seeking additional funding sources to reopen this grant.
Wheeling Heritage Partnership Grant – COVID 19 Emergency Funding
While our grant program continues to fulfill the mission of Wheeling Heritage to lead community efforts in recognizing, communicating, and preserving Wheeling’s heritage, we recognize a need during this pandemic to create an emergency Partnership Grant by diverting our current grant funds to the most pressing concern.
The grant is open to professional working artists and entertainers, as well as small business owners, who have had a loss of income due to COVID-19. Professional working artists or entertainers or small business owners are those who devote a significant portion of their time to their craft or business and depend on this income for their livelihood.
To apply for this grant, the person or small business must be in the Wheeling Heritage Area (the Wheeling city limits). Applicants may apply for up to $1,000 with priority being given to those with immediate needs of shelter, food, and other essentials. Applications will be open immediately and be accepted on a rolling basis. Grants applications will be reviewed and awarded on a weekly basis until funds are exhausted. Based on the demand and available funds, you may receive a partial award. One application for each individual or business will be reviewed and only one grant will be awarded.
Donate to This Fund
If you’d like to help Wheeling’s artists, entertainers and small business owners, consider supporting this grant fund. 100% of your donation will go to grant recipients.