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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
02Jul

Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund - The deadline for applications is 12pm on 8 July 2020.

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Grants are available for small UK charities for projects which support children living in poverty.

Background

Frugi is an organic children’s clothing brand. Each year they aim to donate 1% of their turnover to charity through their ‘Little Clothes BIG Change’ project. Frugi have launched the Happy Childhood Fund this year to improve the lives of children living in poverty in the UK.

Over the past 16 years, Frugi has donated more than £600,000 to charitable causes.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the Fund is to support small charities who are supporting children living in poverty in the UK. The Fund will support projects which focus on the following three pillars:

  • Hunger

  • Shelter

  • Nature

Value Notes

No minimum or maximum grant amount has been specified.

Who Can Apply

Small grassroots charities in UK communities who are supporting children living in poverty can apply.

Applicants must have a registered charity number.

Location

United Kingdom

Restrictions

Funding is not available to cover running costs.

Eligible Expenditure

The Fund is looking to support small projects which can be funded in their entirety.

Projects should focus on Frugi’s three pillars: hunger, shelter and nature.

Examples of eligible projects are as follows:

Hunger

Projects relating to:

  • Food banks

  • Community kitchens

  • Holiday hunger

Shelter

Projects relating to:

  • Homelessness

  • Community centres

  • Foster care

Nature and outdoor spaces

Projects relating to:

  • Community gardens

  • Outdoor experiences

  • Parks and playgrounds

How To Apply

Frugi invites applications four times a year, with the application form being available for three weeks at a time.

The programme is currently open for applications. The deadline for applications is 12pm on 8 July 2020.

Charities should apply using Frugi’s online application form, which can be found on their website.


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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Frugi
    Hornsby House
    Wheal Vrose Business Park
    Helston
    Cornwall
    TR13 0FG
    Tel: 01326 572828

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