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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

Funding for Charities Working with People to Develop Skills Ready for Employment

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Grants of up to £5,000 are available for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist the employment prospects of people aged 11 years and older.

Applications will be considered from UK charities that have been registered with the Charity Commission for at least three years and have an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000. Priority will be given to charities working with collaborative networks.

Applications are currently being accepted for funds to be awarded in November 2020.

Groups that would like to contact the Trust will need to use the Trust's online message form which is on Trust's website contact page.

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