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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

Grow Wild Accepting UK Applications for 2019 Projects

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Grow Wild is offering grants of £2,000 or £4,000 for projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi.

The Fund aims to support groups or projects in the UK working towards the following objectives:

  • Focus on UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi, through planting or as inspiration, and will help people understand the importance of these native species for the environment and our lives.
  • Work with one or more of these target groups
    • Young people aged 12-25
    • Communities in urban areas
    • Communities experiencing some disadvantage or reduced access to services
    • Adults that are less engaged with their community and environmental activities
  • Have the potential to reach at least 300 people.
  • Has a space/s to deliver the project that is accessible to the general public.
  • Enable people to connect with, learn something new and give to help each other and nature.
  • Have an idea that is introducing something new, such as a new, unlikely location, new group of people or creative way to engage the targeted audience.

The funding can cover 100% project-specific costs, including seeds, plants, soil, materials, events, workshop charges, specialist experts and contractor costs. Projects need to begin delivery in March 2019 and be finished by 30 September 2019.

Full fund details can be found at the link below:

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