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Pottery for Brevard

Local Potter, Jan Clare Kuba is giving back to her hometown through her love of pottery. Visit her Facebook page, Pottery For Brevard, for more information.

In exchange for a piece of her art she is asking customers to give a donation to the Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund.  So far, her support has provided the program with over $800! Thank you Jan!

 


Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund

Transylvania County is a special place. Our small businesses are at the heart of who we are and the driving force for our local economy.  They represent people who love Transylvania County enough to stake their livelihood in our community. 

These businesses, who have served and supported residents and visitors for so long, are under significant threat.  Now, it’s our turn to serve and support them. If we want a vibrant community tomorrow, we must act today.  The Transylvania Tomorrow Emergency  Relief Fund will provide that action. 

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What is the Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund?

The Tranyslvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief fund is an initiative created  by the Transylvania Business Support Task Force to support Transylvania County small businesses during the COVID-19 epidemic. The program, which will be funded through the Community Focus Foundation 501(c)(3) will award grants up to $3,000.

Use the PDF, here, to share information on the Transylvania Small Business Emergency Relief Fund with others.

Announcement of 2nd Round of Winter Applications Press Release

Transylvania Tomorrow Small Business Emergency Relief Fund Press Release

How can I donate?

Businesses and organizations who are interested in supporting Transylvania County’s small business community during this time of crisis, please contact Heart of Brevard Executive Director, Nicole Bentley at [email protected] or Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Clark Lovelace at [email protected]

Individuals may donate via the button below or by mailing a check to The Community Focus Foundation (CFF) at P.O. Box 215, Brevard, NC  28712 and noting Transylvania Tomorrow Fund.  

The CFF is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, publicly supported organization serving Transylvania County. All gifts are tax deductible. 




 

Who is eligible for the grant funds?

Businesses eligible for a Transylvania Tomorrow grant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be in good standing with regard to state and local taxes and licenses
  • Must have less than 50 full-time employees
  • Has experienced a reduction in revenues for 2020 due to COVID-19
  • Preference is given to businesses that:
    • Are headquartered and with primary operations in Transylvania County
    • Are independently owned
    • Have been in operation for an extended time
    • Have a brick and mortar location
    • Have the greatest level of need
  • Eligible uses of funds: payroll (exclusive of owner compensation), utilities, rent, mortgage payments, insurance, or similar expenses, and products directly used in production of a product for sale
  • Applicants must be willing to provide all information required on the application, plus supporting documentation if requested
  • Applicants who have previously applied and received funding are eligible to reapply*
  • Applicants must be willing to complete a survey providing details on the current state of their business and impact of grant funds both six-months and one-year after receiving funds
  • Nonprofits are not eligble

 

 How do I apply?

You may apply via the application HERE.

Application deadlines for each round fall on Dec 1, 2020, Jan 1, 2021, and Feb 1, 2021, respectfully. 

What is the Transylvania Business Support Task Force?

The Business Support Task Force was formed as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the mission of working together to support the business community as they work through and recover from times of crisis. The Task Force is made up of the Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Brevard, Transylvania Economic Alliance, Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center and Transylvania County Tourism. The Task Force are also, all sponsors of the fund.

 

 
 
 
And a thank you to our Sponsors, which includes every Task Force member listed above,   who helped make this program possible.