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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

Carlisle Educational Charity

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Local students are being given the opportunity to apply for an educational charity grant.

The Carlisle Educational Charity provides grants to help the further education of young people from the Carlisle district under the age of 25.

All students currently undertaking, or about to undertake, a course in further or higher education, who live, or whose parental home is, within the boundaries of Carlisle City are eligible to apply for financial support. Students may apply each year of their course.

Applications forms must be completed and returned no later than Friday 18 September 2020.

To apply you:

  • must be aged under 25 on 1 October 2020.

  • must be a resident (or your parents are residents) of Carlisle.

You must be:

  • due to attend a full-time course this autumn at a university or institution of further education; or

  • a graduate undertaking, or wishing to undertake, higher studies or obtain professional qualifications; or

  • a student who has to travel in this country or abroad as part of their course (not travel to and from College/University).

When considering applications, the Trustees will take into account the financial circumstances of parents and the extent to which they have the financial means to support their children.

The Charity invites applications from any students that fit the criteria above. However the number of applications that the Trustees are able to support is limited. The Trustees will give priority to students from low-income families. This has, in the past, been regarded as families with a joint income of £21,000 and under. Students with a joint family income above this level are still invited to apply but should be aware that, should sufficient applications be received from families in the low-income bracket, it is unlikely that they will receive support.

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