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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.


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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