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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


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Lloyds Bank to Lend UK Businesses up to £18 Billion in 2019

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Lloyds Banking Group has announced a commitment to “help Britain prosper” by supporting existing and new businesses across the country throughout 2019.

The bank intends to lend up to £18 billion to help entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, micro-businesses seeking to scale up and small firms considering trading internationally for the first time. Support will also be available for established medium and large enterprises and multinational corporations seeking further growth.

The bank’s support for UK enterprise is part of a three-year strategy, which has already committed to grow its net lending to start-ups and small and medium-sized firms by £6 billion by 2020.

António Horta Osório, Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group said:

"In 2019, we will lend up to £18 billion to businesses across the UK.

"During these uncertain times, it is important that our customers have financial support and expert guidance to navigate the challenges they may face.

"Whatever the future brings, we will continue to support UK businesses as part of our commitment to help Britain prosper."


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