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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

WHSmith Trust - Community Grants

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Fund Information

  • Funding body: WHSmith Trust

  • Maximum value: £500

  • Application deadline: None specified

The Trust has two principal objectives which focus its activities:

• To support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work; and
• To support education and lifelong learning, helping people of any age to achieve their educational potential.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries 
    WHSmith Trust 
    Greenbridge Road 
    SN3 3LD 
    Tel: 01793 562824 
    Email: [email protected]

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