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Open 4 Business Portal

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To support our businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis, and into the recovery phase, Carlisle City Council is providing free access to Open 4 Business. Open4Business is designed to support businesses locate relevant up to date funding opportunities.

The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To search for grants for your business you will first need to register on the Open4Business website

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Grants and Funding News
01Apr

CAF Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund for Small Charities in UK

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The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. The funding aims to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.

Charities with an income of £1 million or less can apply for grants of up to £10,000. The unrestricted funding can be used for core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. Applicants must be able to describe how an emergency grant will improve the situation for their organisation and community.

Priority will be given to:

  • Charities, and other organisations, whose established charitable activities are at risk of being severely reduced to the detriment of vulnerable groups.

  • Organisations that are having to deliver core services in fundamentally different or unusual ways in order to respond to the crisis and still reach their beneficiaries.

  • Organisations that are deeply embedded with communities and have established networks to deliver their charitable activities.

  • Organisations experiencing current cashflow problems, rather than concerns that future income will be reduced.

CAF aims to make payments to selected organisations within 14 days of application. It is anticipated that there will be a high number of applicants and CAF is therefore unlikely to offer a grant to all eligible organisations.

Applications are currently being accepted.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
    25 Kings Hill Avenue
    Kings Hill
    West Malling
    Kent
    ME19 4TA
    Email: [email protected]

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