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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

In This Together: Emergency Grants Fund

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Fund Information

Funding body:


Maximum value:

£ 50,000

Application deadline:

None specified


Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, offers one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales.

Objectives of Fund

Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, has set up ‘In This Together’ emergency grants programme in response to the emergency created by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

The emergency grants are intended to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK.

Value Notes

The following grants are available:

  • Awards up to £5,000 for short-term responses to the coronavirus emergency (projects within three months), following a limited/fast-tracked application process (payments made in advance)

  • Awards up to £50,000 to fund long-term needs and potential expansion or change in service delivery, following a full application process (payments in advance, but potential for staged payments over a specified period).

Who Can Apply

Applications will be considered from:

  • Local organisations across the UK (ie providing specific services in a set number of locations – not national or sub-regional)

  • Registered charities who provide services to those experiencing homelessness.


UK wide

Eligible Expenditure

Funding to be restricted to assistance needed to cope with the impact of coronavirus, and not simply to meet wider funding gaps

Funding could be to meet additional demand or reduction in staffing or other resources caused by impact of coronavirus.

How To Apply

There are two applications forms (up to £5,000 and up to £50,000), both of which are available on the Crisis website.

Crisis will review all applications for more than £5,000 at the end of each week and make a decision on which to fund for that week. Therefore, any application submitted will receive a decision early the following week.

Useful documents & links

Useful Links

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    66 Commercial Street
    E1 6LT
    Email: [email protected]

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