Small Business Innovation Fund: Round Four 


The application window for Round 4 – 2021 Opportunities closed on July 14, 2021. All applicants will receive an update about their application by August 31, 2021. 

The Charlotte Center City Small Business Innovation Fund is an initiative designed to spur and support innovation and adaptation by storefront small businesses as they adapt to the new economic realities introduced by COVID-19.  

Round 4 – 2021 Opportunities of the Innovation Fund focuses on innovative projects related to the unique opportunities facing Charlotte small businesses today, as COVID-19 restrictions abate and businesses respond to new patterns of work and commuting, and a community with pent-up demand for gathering, traveling, and engaging in cultural and urban experiences.  

For insights from Rounds 1-3, best practices for Round 4, and other questions about the fund watch the webinar hosted by Charlotte Center City Partners.


Thank you for your creative entrepreneurship and service to our community. You make this place better. If you have any questions, please reach out to: 


If you would like to become a Center City Small Business Innovation Fund sponsor, please reach out to James LaBar, Director of Economic Development at Charlotte Center City Partners (