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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

Launch of the 2019 Moth International Short Story Prize

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The Moth International Short Story Prize supports the work of short story writers through monetary awards and writing retreat opportunities.

The competition also includes the publication of award winning work, giving the writers in question a creative platform for their work.


  • The first prize for this competition will be a monetary award worth €3,000.

  • The second prize will be a week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France. This prize includes a sum of €250 for the purposes of covering travel costs.

  • The third prize is a monetary sum of €1,000.

The prize winning stories will also be published in The Moth.

This competition is open to anybody aged 18 and over who wishes to submit an original, previously unpublished short story. Applicants may submit as many stories as they wish. Entrants may be based anywhere in the world.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019.

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