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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
25Jun

Amazon Launches £1.6 Billion Climate Pledge Fund

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The Amazon Climate Pledge Fund has been established to invest in companies building sustainable products, services and technologies to decarbonise the economy and protect the planet.

This dedicated venture investment scheme aims to help Amazon and other companies meet The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040. It will back visionary companies whose products and services will facilitate the transition to a zero carbon economy.

Amazon will invest at least $2 billion (£1.6 billion) in smaller firms creating technologies or services aimed at reducing carbon emissions to net-zero. Levels of investment for individual projects have not been specified.

Companies from around the world, of all sizes and stages of development, will be considered, from pre-product start-ups to well-established enterprises. Each prospective investment will be judged on its potential to accelerate the path to zero carbon and help protect the planet for future generations.

The fund is expected to invest in multiple industries, including transportation and logistics, energy generation, storage and utilisation, manufacturing and materials, the circular economy, and food and agriculture.

Amazon is accepting indications of interest now.

Interested parties should email their proposals to [email protected]

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