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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

Alpkit Foundation – Grassroots Support Now

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Grants are available for organisations serving those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Alpkit Foundation

Maximum value:

£ 500

Application deadline:

None specified


The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that champion education, participation, environment, diversity and health.

Objectives of Fund

The Foundation are currently prioritising their funds to support projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £500 are available.

Who Can Apply

Organisations and individuals serving those affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak in the UK may apply.


United Kingdom


Applicants are advised to contact the funder to confirm whether restrictions apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Being active in local communities to help elderly or vulnerable people.

  • Minimising the impact of self-isolation for those in quarantine and need access to food, medicines or social care.

  • Supporting foodbanks and increasing the number of meals on wheels deliveries to support the elderly.

  • Supporting those who are homeless or in temporary accommodation.

  • Bringing adventure indoors and overcoming the obstacles that prevent people benefiting from going outdoors.

How To Apply

The scheme is now open for applications. Applications can be submitted at any time via Alpkit Foundation’s online form, which can be found on their website.

Useful documents & links

Useful Links

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Alpkit Foundation
    Alpkit Ltd, Unit 12-14 Oak House, Moorgreen Industrial Park, Engine Lane, Newthorpe, NG16 3QU
    Tel: 01773417007
    Email: [email protected]

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