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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

Denise Cohen Charitable Trust

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Grants are available to charitable organisations carrying out general charitable purposes in the UK.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Denise Cohen Charitable Trust

Maximum value:


Application deadline:

None specified


The Denise Cohen Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

The Trust offers funding which is intended to support general charitable purposes.

Value Notes

Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. In the past grants have ranged from £250 to £1,000 with the occasional larger grant being awarded.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not applicable.

Who Can Apply

Charitable organisations in the UK are eligible to apply.


Applicants are advised to contact the Trust to confirm that exclusions do not apply.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is to be used for charitable activities.

Examples of previously funded organisations include the following:

  • Age Concern.

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet.

  • Cancer Research UK.

  • Caring 4 Carers.

  • Child Resettlement Fund.

  • Contact the Elderly.

  • Crisis UK.

  • Evalina Childrens Hospital.

  • Food Lifeline.

  • Friends of Ella & Ridley Jacobs House.

  • Jewish Blind and Disabled.

  • Kings College London.

  • Macmillan Cancer Support.

  • National Portrait Gallery.

  • Royal British Legion.

  • World Jewish Relief.

  • ZSV Trust.

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

The Trust does not maintain a website or an email account. Applications should be made in writing, applicants are advised to contact the Denise Cohen Charitable Trust for further information.

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Martin Paisner CBE
    Denise Cohen Charitable Trust
    Berwin Leighton and Paisner
    Adelaide House
    London Bridge
    EC4R 9HA
    Tel: 020 3400 1000

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