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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

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund - Support Grants and Loans Package

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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Fund (WEEE Fund) has announced a support package for the electrical waste reuse and recycling sector in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Electric and electronic waste, which requires specialist recycling, is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the UK, and the shutdown of specialist facilities during the pandemic has had a significant impact on the industry.

This programme will help support the continuation of the reuse and recycling system as the sector deals with the negative impact coronavirus is having.

£5 million worth of interest-free loans are being offered to support the UK's electrical waste treatment facilities. Levels of individual loans have not been specified. The loans will be 100% backed by the WEEE Fund. Half of any loans will be made available by the end of May and the remainder three months later.

The initiative will also include £600,000 of grants for charity-sector reuse organisations.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said:

'I'm hugely grateful to the enormous effort being put in to keep crucial services running; and in such unprecedented times I understand the pressure the industry is under.

'‘This fund will help the sector to weather the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Crucially it will also enable people to do the right thing and recycle more as we move towards a more circular economy.'

Applications for the loans are open from now until the end of May 2020.

How To Apply

Applications for the loans are open from now until the end of May 2020.

Applicants can request the application form and associated documents by emailing [email protected]

The application process for grants will be reported when known.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Joint Trade Associations (JTA) Group
    Email: [email protected]

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