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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

British Muslim Covid-19 Fund

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Grants are available for charities, organisations and voluntary groups in the UK impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Peace & Relief International

Maximum value:

£ 5,000

Application deadline:

None specified


This emergency fund is a joint project between Rahma Mercy, Drop of Compassion, and Peace & Relief International. Peace & Relief international will act as the umbrella organisation.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the fund is to support charities, voluntary groups and other organisations who are working to protect and assist vulnerable people during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Value Notes

Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available.

The Fund is split into two programmes:

  • Small grants of £250 to £1,000

  • Major grants of £1,000 to £5,000

Who Can Apply

Charities, and voluntary groups and organisations in the UK are welcome to apply, irrespective of faith.

Small grants (up to £1,000) are intended for community groups, grassroots organisations, food banks and other volunteer groups.




The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Overseas applications.

  • Non COVID-19 related activities.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants are intended for groups who are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and are working towards ameliorating its impact for vulnerable people in the UK.

How To Apply

The Fund will remain open until the funds are depleted.

Applicants should note that the Fund may receive more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within the criteria and priorities of the Fund and a detailed assessment has been made, the Fund may still be unable to provide a grant.

Applications should be made via the online application form, which can be found on the British Muslim Covid-19 Fund 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
    Peace & Relief International
    1 Denmead Avenue
    LE18 1DL
    Tel: 07747116252
    Email: [email protected]

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