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Grants and External Funding

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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

Funding for Youth Volunteering Projects Related to COVID-19 Crisis

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Grants of up to £500 are available for UK based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by young people (under 30 years old). The projects need to respond directly or indirectly to COVID-19.

Youth volunteering has an important role to play as part of society's response to the pandemic and the grants are intended to help young people to get involved with volunteering in response to the pandemic.

Previously funded projects have included:

  • Providing period products to foodbanks supporting vulnerable women and families in London.

  • Delivering isolation packs including books, treats and games to children of key workers.

How To Apply

Applications for projects that directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19 are accepted until 27 September 2020 (8pm).

Further information and the application form are available on the Trust's website.

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected]

Applications are usually considered on a quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

Payment is made by cheque.

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