PLAINFIELD, IN — Level Two Coworking, in partnership with the Town of Plainfield, is rolling out an Entrepreneur Coworking Scholarship Program to help small businesses recover from the economic downfall of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholarship program will assist entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19, who are now looking to reduce their office size footprint and entrepreneurs who have a new innovative idea sparked by the global pandemic and would like to pursue it. This program is made possible by additional support from First Merchants Bank and Home Bank.
“Level Two Coworking provides a space for people to come and work,” said Level Two Executive Director, John Anderson. “Our members receive more than a desk, chair and WiFi. Not only do we offer access to conference rooms and areas for collaboration, we also have a list of resources and partnerships to provide coaching and among other things to help our small businesses thrive.”
The Town of Plainfield established a budget of $10,000 for the Entrepreneur Coworking Scholarship Program, which is a part of a bigger $340,000 COVID-19 Small Business Economic Response Plan. The scholarship will pay for two-thirds or $500 of the $750 annual membership fee to become a member at Level Two. All businesses looking to apply for the scholarship must meet the following requirements:
● Your business was negatively impacted by COVID-19 and you need to find a new workspace for your operations.
● You have an innovative idea or product, and you would like a new workspace to operate out of while you turn this idea into a business.
“During this crisis, Level Two’s value is demonstrated more than ever as it has provided regular updates for resources, not just to members but to all small businesses, on navigating the restrictions, accessing funding options, and even how to maintain mental health during these trying times,” said Town Manager, Andrew Klinger. “Having a membership at Level Two is invaluable for many entrepreneurs. Our Small Business Crisis Response Grant helped businesses manage while their doors were closed for several weeks. This next roll-out is helping businesses relocate or gain access to resources to start their business or push it to the next level.”
Scholarship applications are currently being accepted.