Hi. Check with your local County Parks and Recreation department as well as for federal government grants, and with certain non-profits (particularly if you have a special niche that might serve the non-profit’s member population). Though these organizations may NOT offer a grant specific to corporate wellness they MAY serve as a source or contact to others who do.
I hope that this helps.
I agree with Susan. You don’t need any type of a grand in order to offer a wellness program. You just need a good plan on what you will be offering to these companies and a great presentation. If you need to hire a trainer to help you, then his/her compensation will be included in the fees you will be charging them. Same goes for any type of equipment you will be providing in those classes. If you are going to make profit, then try not to offer more than you can handle or you are comfortable doing.
You should consult a “grant writer”. Getting a grant can be very difficult. There is an entire field of professionals who write grant proposals for a living. This is because it is not as simple as asking for a grant. Just like having someone do your taxes, it is money well spent. Thinking you can work as a trainer/instructor and handle all of the other aspects of running a business as well as anyone else can, is the same thinking people have that they can exercise on their own just as well as having an instructor lead them. More often than not, hiring a professional saves money and time. Both of which are limited commodities in business and life. After the first time I had someone do my taxes for me, I vowed never to do them myself again. I spend that time now making more money than I spent on the service and having time left for me to workout as well.