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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

CapitalBox Business Loans

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Loans available to small and medium sized businesses based in the UK to help them expand and grow.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the scheme is to provide loans to businesses based in the UK to expand and grow.

Value Notes

Loans from £2,000 to £50,000 are available on 6-18 month terms.

Who Can Apply

To qualify for a loan, businesses must:

  • Have been in operation for at least 12 months.

  • Earn at least £75,000 in annual revenues.

  • Have a dedicated business bank account.

  • Have a physical business presence in the UK.

All business owners must be UK based.




Sole traders are not eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Loans can be used to:

  • Buy new equipment.

  • Hire new employees.

  • Increase inventory.

  • Expand the physical business.

  • Increase operating capacity.

How To Apply

Applications can be made by completing the online form on the website.

Useful documents & links

Useful Links

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Capital Box Loans
    Ferratum UK Ltd
    Suite 318
    25 Goodlass Road
    L24 9HJ
    Tel: 0151 210 0322
    Email: [email protected]

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