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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

Free Grants available to Carlisle and District home owners 2017-2018

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Safe and Warm grants up to £7,500 are available to Carlisle home owners who need work such as new heating or repairs, energy efficiency measures, work to rectify hazards or other improvements to their home to help keep them safe, warm and healthy. You can apply if a member of your household has a health condition, is a carer, aged over 50 OR on a low income. You do not necessarily have to be in receipt of welfare benefits to qualify and we will consider all applications.

Home improvements that can be funded include central heating systems, insulation, electrical upgrades and replacement doors and windows. Deep cleans of properties can also be funded. The aim of the grants are to minimise the effects of poor health, to help people remain independent in their homes and to prevent hospital admissions. If you are admitted to hospital and need work to help you return home safely you are eligible to apply.

Minor Measure grants up to £500 are also available which can be used for free key-safes, window and door security, electrical condition reports and various minor repairs and measures that help with home safety and health.

For more information visit, email [email protected] or call 01228 817111.

FREE Gas Safety Grants

Homelife Carlisle has grants up to £500 available to provide preventative services that address risks to health caused by dangerous gas work and appliances. Funded by the Gas Safe Charity, we can offer FREE gas appliance servicing for boilers, cookers, water heaters and fires, gas repairs and replacements and carry out gas safety checks through our approved contractors. Grants are up to £500 and are available to all Carlisle home owners who are either 21 years of age or older and are disabled OR are aged 60 years of age or older and receive means-tested benefit whilst funding lasts. This scheme has been running for several years and we are keen that more people should apply so please email us at [email protected]k or call 01228 817111.

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