Trellus Launches $10K Local Delivery Grant to Empower L.I. Small Businesses

Application Is Now Open!

POB Chamber member Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery is paying it forward with the launch of the Trellus Local Delivery Grant, empowering small businesses to reach more customers and grow their revenue. Trellus’ application process will result in selecting 20 small businesses in need of delivery services. Each eligible small business will receive $500 to cover their Trellus subscription and delivery costs.

Who’s eligible? The Trellus Local Delivery Grant program will accept applications from brick-and-mortar retailers, professional services, and home-based businesses. Trellus encourages businesses with a strong community focus to apply, particularly those owned by women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) and military veterans. The grant is made possible by Trellus’ Grand Prize victory in the 1010 WINS Small Business $10K Challenge this past December.

Trellus’ Story:  For the past two years, Trellus has exclusively served local small businesses with reliable, affordable delivery services. Trellus is a 16-employee startup that currently works with over 300 small businesses and 80+ gig drivers who deliver all across Long Island seven days a week. They entered the 1010 Wins competition with the intention of sharing the prize money with Long Island’s small business community — a vision and message that resonated with the panel of independent judges.

Trellus Co-Founder and CTO JR Jensen: “Small businesses deserve a win against the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and other e-commerce giants. Trellus is breaking down barriers to help independently owned businesses survive,” he said. “We’re thrilled to share this $10,000 with independent businesses on Long Island that are driving local economic growth and breathing life into our downtowns.”

Eligible small businesses can apply here and should submit their application as soon as possible.

Applications will remain open until Feb. 14, 2023.

Learn more at or call 1.833.LocalLi (562-2554)