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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

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Grants and Funding News
02Jun

Funding for Housing Related Charities and Projects in UK

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Funding for Housing Related Charities and Projects in UK

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 will support local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home.

  • Helping people into a home.

  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment.

Projects that help charities get back on their feet after the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 will be favoured this year.

The funding will support the following:

  • Core costs (up to 20% of the grant amount requested) including running and facility costs, office equipment, supplies, any travel and accommodation, printing.

  • Staff and volunteer costs for the project lead partner – including full-time staff, part-time staff, project delivery staff costs and other related expenses. All staff must be paid at least the Real Living Wage, set by the Living Wage Foundation, livingwage.org.uk/what-real-living-wage.

  • Small-scale capital costs – including one-off expenses for equipment, or fixed assets that may have use or benefit beyond the life of the grant (one financial year), such as computer hardware, or items required to deliver a project, such as paint, paintbrushes and gardening equipment.

  • Activity costs – such as catering or insurance, costs that help deliver projects or activities but fall outside of capital, staffing and volunteering costs.

  • Development and capacity building costs – that support organisational sustainability, such as training staff and volunteers, and external consultancy fees.

  • Building works and refurbishment costs – where they are essential to the successful delivery of the project.

The funding period is between one and two years.

UK registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply.

Applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed on 1 August 2020.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Nationwide Building Society
    Nationwide House
    Pipers Way
    Swindon
    Wiltshire
    SN38 1NW
    Email: [email protected]

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