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Grants and External Funding

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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


Grants and Funding News

PAUSED: CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund – LAST DAY TO APPLY

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CAF has suddenly paused the fund because ‘the need for the fund is greater than anyone expected’. In one week, CAF has already received requests for more than £20 million of support and are assessing these as quickly and as fairly as possible:

  • Organisations that have already applied will receive email notifications as soon as their decisions are confirmed.

  • Organisations that have their applications in progress must submit these by 5pm on Monday 6 April. CAF reports that it will not be able to respond to email requests for support. The online application form is available on the CAF website.

CAF hopes to expand the fund and reopen it as and when there is additional money which can be granted to organisations.

The Fund will stop accepting applications on Monday 6 April at 5.00pm

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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
    ME19 4TA
    Email: [email protected]

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