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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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02Jul

MOD Education Support Fund

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Grants are available to publicly funded schools, academies and free schools throughout the UK to mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.

Objectives of Fund

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is providing the Education Support Fund (ESF) to help mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of service communities.

Schools are a critical part of supporting service families. Children may have to change school when a service parent is posted or the school may support a pupil when a parent is absent for long periods of time. This fund is available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.

The fund is different from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme which is open to a wider variety of organisations and seeks to forge closer ties between Military and local communities.

It is also different to the Service Pupil Premium, which is provided to schools in England by the Department for Education in respect of children of serving members of the armed forces.

Value Notes

The maximum amount of funding an applicant can request is not stipulated.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants:

  • Maintained Schools

  • Academies

  • Free School

  • 6th form colleges

  • Groups of any schools described above (referred to as ‘Cluster bids’ - these are strongly encouraged)

  • Local authorities on behalf of the publicly funded schools in their area.

If applying as a cluster an individual school can also submit their own separate bid, provided it is for a different initiative (no double bidding allowed).

Schools must be subject to either significant mobility of Service children or have Service children whose parents are subject to deployments.

How To Apply

Bidding for the 2021 ESF opens on Monday 1 June 2020 and closes at (12pm midday) on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

Completed applications must be returned to the MOD by the deadline.

Applications to be considered by the English, Scottish and Welsh RP should be forwarded to: [email protected]

Applications to be considered by the Northern Ireland RP should be forwarded to: [email protected]


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