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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
03Apr

New Rural Response Emergency Grants - Mid April Deadline!

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Grants of up to £2,500 (inclusive of VAT) are being made available to support not-for-profit organisations operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland if they are:

  • Providing emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals.

  • Providing support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Assisting rural or farming communities to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The grants will assist projects that support farm businesses or other rural business and rural communities to cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19). This many include but is not limited to:

  • Fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops, pubs, and hubs.

  • Costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups.

  • Rural foodbanks and food delivery.

The funding is intended to cover additional costs generated as a result of the response to the coronavirus. Grants could be used for core costs when current income has been lost as a result of the coronavirus, or additional wage costs, or petrol/delivery costs, etc.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon 15 April 2020.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Beth Summers
    Programme Manager
    Prince's Countryside Fund
    137 Shepherdess Walk
    London
    N1 7RQ
    Tel: 07551 848892
    Email: [email protected]

 

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