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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.

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Grants and Funding News
12Nov

National Lottery Grants for Heritage to Reopen for Smaller Grant Applications

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The grants programme was not due to reopen until 2021, but the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has announced that a phased reopening of project funding will begin in late November 2020:

  • Phase 1 - applications for grants from £3,000-£10,000 and £10,000-£100,000 will be accepted starting from 25 November 2020. This will provide some much-needed financial assistance, particularly to those heritage sector organisations who have, so far, been unable to access COVID-19 emergency funds. NLHF will be looking for projects with a particular emphasis on organisational resilience and inclusion.

  • Phase 2 – applications for grants from £100,000-£250,000 and £250,000-£5 million will be accepted starting from 8 February 2021. This will mark a return to NLHF’s core business, but NLHF will not be returning to pre-COVID-19 “business as usual” in its approach.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Boost the local economy

  • Provide job creation and encourage skills development

  • Support local health and wellbeing

  • Encourage rebuilding community cohesion

Project partners must demonstrate that they are building long-term environmental sustainability and inclusion into their plans.

Phase 1 will be open to applications from:

  • Non-profits and partnerships led by non-profit organisations for grants of £3,000 to £5 million.

  • Private owners of heritage for grants of up to £100,000.

Phase 1 applications will be accepted from 25 November 2020.

Applicants can contact either the main Customer Services team or their local office, a full list of local contacts can be found on the NLHF website under contact us

There is also an Online Community which is a forum for people to share knowledge, learning and discuss issues relating to their project.

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