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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

Extra Funding to Support UK’s Frontline Military Charities

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The £6 million in funding will be distributed in the form of grants administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, backed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Cabinet Office.

The funding is intended for charities across the UK that work in nine key areas affected by the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

These include:

  • Support to the elderly (including Care Homes)

  • Mental and physical health

  • Welfare

  • Domestic violence

  • Housing

  • Criminal justice system

  • Service families (including childcare)

  • Bereavement

  • Employment

The application process will be published on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and a decision-making board established to decide where the funding is best allocated.

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