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Grants and External Funding

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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

Emergency Funding for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Organisations during COVID-19

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The funding application for charity organisations that help victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence to receive emergency funding during COVID-19 is now open. The PCC was granted funding up to £170,000 from the Ministry of Justice to provide support to registered charities in Cumbria who may be struggling to keep their services running during the Government restrictions.

The application to apply and more information on who is eligible to apply are below. Please send your completed applications to Jo Woof at [email protected] before 12pm on Monday 1 June 2020.


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