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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

Funding for Organisations Supporting Children at Risk of Youth Violence

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The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is providing the funding with the aim reaching and helping vulnerable children (aged 10-14) who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence and who, as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19 and social distancing measures, may have lost the support they rely on.

Grants are intended to fund and evaluate work that can be delivered while adhering to UK government coronavirus/COVID-19 social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines, to establish what activities are effective in reaching and engaging vulnerable young people.

Applications are accepted from any legally constituted organisation delivering in England and Wales, including charities and social enterprises; for-profit companies; and public sector agencies, such as councils, schools, health, or police forces.

Half of the total funding will be reserved for charities and social enterprises, with grants of a minimum of £25,000 available for activities in the following two key areas:

  • Digital/virtual delivery of programmes, specifically:

    • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of programmes delivered on a one-to-one basis.

    • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of group-based programmes.

    • Remote/digital/virtual delivery of guided self-help or interactive content.

  • Face-to-face activity that can be delivered while adhering to social distancing/stay-at-home guidelines, specifically:

    • Face-to-face activity delivered within schools, including activities to help vulnerable young people return to school.

    • Face-to-face delivery of detached youth work.

Applications can be submitted at any time until the final deadline of 3 June 2020 (midday).


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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Grants Team
    Youth Endowment Fund
    Floor 4
    Evergreen House North
    160 Grafton Place
    NW1 2DX
    Email: [email protected]

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