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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.


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Lloyds Bank Foundation: Webinar on Digital Fundraising for Small Charities

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COVID-19 has had a huge impact on how charities raise money with activities such as fundraising events being cancelled. This webinar has been organised to respond to the urgent need of charities to adopt new ways of raising money through digital fundraising.

Matt Haworth, Co-Founder & Director of Reason Digital hosted the webinar. Reason Digital specialise in digital transformation and for over a decade they've been partnering with charities to combat some of society's biggest issues with award winning digital innovation.

Matt shared an overview of the techniques and strategies charities can use to raise money online and gave some tips on immediate action you can take.

The webinar covered:

  • The types of fundraising charities can focus on during this time e.g. virtual fundraising events

  • How charities will need to adapt their strategies and tools due to the COVID-19 crisis

  • Which methods could provide the biggest short-term result for charities

  • How charities can continue to reach out to their current supporter base

  • Some useful tips and tricks when it comes to fundraising digitally

  • The immediate actions charities can take and a check list of what these are.

There was also a Q&A session where charities were able to ask questions and get some ideas from Matt on their specific challenges.

Matt is also the author of The Digital Fundraising Book which he has currently made free to download in support of charities.

This is one of a series of webinars focusing on supporting small charities in response to COVID-19. If there are other topics you would want us to cover please let us know by emailing [email protected]

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