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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

Yapp Charitable Trust grants for core funding

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Fund Information

Maximum value: £ 3,000

Application deadline: None specified

Eligible Expenditure

The Trust will only fund running costs.

Grants are awarded for core funding, which is defined as the costs associated with regular activities or services that have been ongoing for at least a year.


Two charitable trusts were set up using the money left by William Johnston Yapp, who died in 1946.  These operated as The Yapp Welfare Trust and The Yapp Education and Research Trust until September 1999, when they were combined to form the Yapp Charitable Trust.

Objectives of Fund

The Yapp Charitable Trust makes grants to small charities in England and Wales to help sustain their existing work. Work must fit into the Trust's priority areas:

  • Elderly people.

  • Children and young people aged five to 25.

  • People with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges.

  • Social welfare - people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending.

  • Education and learning, with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.

Value Notes

Grants are normally for a maximum of £3,000 per year for up to three years.

Most of the grants are for more than one year because the Trust likes to fund ongoing needs.

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