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Small Town, Big Hearts Initiative – COVID-19 Response

Brought to you with the generous community support of First National Bank

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The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority is launching a small-business relief initiative for all eligible businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Any funds raised will be distributed to the business on a weekly basis and matching funds will become available at the end of your campaign.

Eligible businesses can simply start a crowdfunding campaign below and begin raising funds from their networks of supporters and patrons.

Applications are now closed


The City of Brighton DDA: Small Town, Big Hearts Initiative – COVID-19 Response is an effort to help our local small business community through this difficult time. As a community we have always strived to support each other and now is no different. Let’s overcome this challenge together!

If your eligible business is in need of assistance, simply apply, create a campaign, and spread the word. To start an application, simply begin crafting a crowdfunding project page that is directed towards your community and potential donor audience. To help maximize your fundraising, a personal campaign development coach will be provided to you by Patronicity. The Patronicity Team will contact you within 24 hours of starting your page.

To participate, businesses must complete the application below and be approved eligible by the DDA. For a business to be eligible to participate, they must meet the following guidelines:

  • The business must have a physical address in the DDA district.
  • Must have been in operation before April 1, 2021.
  • Must be a for-profit business.
  • Business must involve face-to-face interaction (e.g. restaurant, hair salon, etc.)

If you are an individual who would like to show your support for a local business, simply browse the individual campaigns below, select your favorite(s), and donate. By showing your support for local businesses, you are strengthening our community and helping it recover faster.


This initiative is an effort of the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority using the services of Patronicity. This resource is to serve as guide to which Downtown Brighton small businesses are requesting assistance from the public. The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority does not promote or otherwise endorse any of the listed businesses. The City is not responsible or liable for the content posted through this initiative or the terms of use for Patronicity. Any contributions made through this initiative are considered donations. All forms of investment, expressed or implied, are prohibited. Any funds will be contributed at the donor’s discretion and will generally be first come, first serve. The Brighton Downtown Development Authority is not distributing any funds.

Applications are now closed

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