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Restore the Roar Grant Program - Small Business Relief

Hagerty has launched “Restore the Roar!”—a grant program to help small businesses in the enthusiast vehicle community recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000 and be awarded in mid-May to businesses selected based on their application.

Apply online today - the deadline is by 12:00 PM ET Monday, 4 May 2020.


To be considered for the Hagerty “Restore the Roar” small business grants, a business must:


  • Be independently owned and operated
  • Have no more than 20 employees
  • Have annual revenue less than $5 million
  • Be 50 percent focused on the collectible and enthusiast vehicle industry
  • Demonstrate need based on the crisis’ impact on business
  • Demonstrate how the funds will be used


“These businesses and their talented craftspeople are the engine that keep this industry alive, says McKeel Hagerty, CEO. “If we can help keep a few of them afloat during this tough time, we’re honored to do so.”


Click on the PDF below for detailed answers to your questions and legal terms for this grant. If you have any other questions, please email



New Driver

Good on you supporting an over-looked portion of our economy, but one dear to all of us.


New Driver

Is there any priority given to Hagerty insureds that are collectors as well as full time restoration shops?  

Community Manager

Hi Fiat2000 - No. The Grant selection committee will not confirm if any applicants currently do business with Hagerty, have done business with Hagerty in the past or are a potential lead for future business with Hagerty.

New Driver

This is why I’m a Hagerty customer. Doing something like this is great.

New Driver

After completing the online grant application I see where it says the applicant will be required to summit photos and descriptions  of their work.  There was no where on the application asking for photos. How will I summit photo of our projects.


Rick / AKA Littlebluechoo.

Community Manager

Hi Rick - please email any relevant photos to And thank you for your application - the Hagerty Grants Team will be in touch soon.


Intermediate Driver

I wanted to take the opportunity to personally thank you for doing this for the car community.  When it started I told my small rod shop about it when I had them do cab corner replacements on one of my first generation Lightning sport trucks.  As they were working on my truck they heard back from you with a positive response that helped them through the questionable months they faced.  Because of your efforts the shop has been able to keep going helping out all us car guys that needed something other than a body shop that just replaces parts on current vehicles.  They even took the time to replace a 1-foot section of the box lip on each side that was starting to show rust by hand forming a replacement that will hold for at least another 25 years.  We're all in this car crazy community together and your help went a long way towards knowing the hobby is alive and well.  Thanks again.