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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

Carlisle DEFRA Community Grant

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Cumbria County Council have some small scale grants linked to DEFRA funding still available. Grants from this fund will be awarded to groups/organisations/individuals who are involved in community based projects and initiatives that will benefit the local area in terms of providing food and / or essential services in response to Covid 19.

Groups/organisations/individuals will need to evidence how they can deliver against each of the priorities identified by the Carlisle Community Resilience Group..

For further information or to submit a bid please contact [email protected]

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