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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
19Jun

Fund to Support England's Dairy Farmers Now Open

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The Dairy Response Fund has opened for applications from eligible dairy farmers in England in need of support following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

To be eligible, farmers need to demonstrate that they have suffered a reduction in the average price paid for their milk of 25% or more in April 2020 when compared with February 2020.

Qualifying farmers are entitled to up to £10,000 each to cover 70% of their losses across April and May incurred as a result of a drop in price, following a reduced demand for milk with the closure of restaurants, bars and cafes in recent months.

This financial support is intended to help farmers maintain production capacity and sustain their business without impacts on animal welfare.

Farmers can apply for a single payment from the fund, which will be paid out from 6 July 2020. Applications can be submitted directly to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

The deadline for applications is 14 August 2020.

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