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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

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Grants and Funding News
18Aug

Applications Open for Second Self-employed Support Grants

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The Government's coronavirus support scheme for the self-employed has opened for a second and final batch of claims. Individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by COVID-19 can now apply for a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits.

Millions are expected to benefit from the scheme, with payments – to be paid in a single instalment covering three months' worth of profits and capped at £6,570 – expected to appear in bank accounts within six working days of each claim.

Applicants from across the UK are eligible if their business has been adversely affected by coronavirus on or after 14 July 2020, they traded in the tax year 2019 to 2020, intend to continue trading, and they:

  • Have trading profits of no more than £50,000 per year.

  • Traded in the tax year 2018 to 2019 and submitted their Self Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020 for that year.

HMRC will calculate the amount to be paid to each eligible claimant based on an average of the tax returns for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Applications for the second and final grant are now open. Applicants must make a claim on or before 19 October 2020.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
    Tel: 0845 010 9000

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