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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.


Grants and Funding News

Funding to Support Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation in England - The deadline for bids is 21 May 2020.

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Charities providing domestic abuse safe accommodation services in England have until 21 May to submit a bid for a grant of up to £100,000 to support (costs associated with maintaining existing services and additional capacity to meet increase in demand) during the period 1 April to 30 September 2020.

The funding can help with:

  • Maintaining existing services (where not met by other income sources or fundable from existing resources of charity) such as:

    • Staffing costs for additional staff cover.

    • Purchasing of essential supplies, such as food and toiletries for residents where usual support channels are unavailable.

    • Meeting additional COVID-19 costs, such as deep cleaning.

    • Purchasing office equipment to enable remote working where this is practicable.

  • Costs of services for additional capacity to help address increased demand, including accommodation costs of additional bedspaces and staff to support these additional victims.

Applications are ‘strongly’ encouraged from consortiums of service provider partners.

How To Apply

The deadline for bids is 21 May 2020. The aim is to announce decisions by the end of May.

The prospectus and application form are available on GOV.UK website.

The completed application form should be submitted by email to [email protected]

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG)
    2 Marsham Street
    SW1P 4DF
    Tel: 030 3444 0000
    Email: [email protected]

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