In 2022, Uber Eats launched a B2B small business effort in partnership with Visa and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation called “Grants for Growth.” The program offered $10,000 grants to up to 100 small businesses affected by COVID-19, natural disasters, or other unexpected events across the US. It targeted merchants in 10 cities active on Uber Eats (such as Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City), with a weighted preference for women-owned, veteran-owned, or other diverse-owned enterprises.
This year, Uber Eats has once again partnered with Visa on a B2B small business program designed to support small and medium-sized businesses on the Uber Eats platform in their pursuit to greener and more sustainable packaging solutions — only this time it’s global.
Together, Uber Eats and Visa will make $1 million accessible to qualifying Uber Eats restaurants in London, Madrid, Paris, Los Angeles, and New York City to be used toward funding sustainable packaging solutions to help transition to a greener future, which hospitality industry research indicates is a top priority for 2023. It’s part of Uber’s efforts to become a zero-emissions platform by 2040.
The program was originally announced at Davos, Switzerland in January 2023, building on the success of the “Grants for Growth” initiative the previous year.
Applications opened last week as part of Uber Eats’ Go-Get Zero event in London, providing $10,000 “microgrants” to cover the cost of eco packaging. More information on the program can be found here.
To help get the word out, TMA has partnered with Uber Eats and Visa to create a series of six-second, 15-second, and 30-second films explaining the program and celebrating two of its recipients –– One Love Kitchen in London and Will’s Deli in Paris. The videos will run in the U.K., France, Spain, and the U.S. on social media channels, including Meta, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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