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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
05Oct

Funding for Cultural Organisations Across the UK to Recover from Impact of COVID-19

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Applications are now being accepted for the Garfield Weston Foundation’s new one-off £25 Culture Fund.

The Fund will support:

  • Performing and visual arts organisations.

  • Literary arts organisations.

  • Arts centres.

  • Independent cinemas.

  • Accredited museums and galleries or museums/galleries working towards accreditation that are not run by a local authority.

  • DCMS sponsored museums and galleries.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must have had an annual income of over £500,000 in their pre-COVID-19 audited accounts. Smaller organisations can apply for the Foundation’s regular grants programme.

Grants of between £100,000 and £2 million will be awarded, with the size of the grant depending on the annual income of the applicant.

The grants must be spent within 12 months of receipt and are to be used for covering costs associated with:

  • Restarting work and reopening if the organisations has yet to do so.

  • Making critical adaptations or improvements to the organisation’s physical or digital infrastructure that aid the organisation’s ability to generate income and/or develop audiences.

  • Programming new activity or adapting existing activities to ensure that new and existing audiences can be reached.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 9 November 2020.

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