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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

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Grants and Funding News
28Jan

£2.4m Tech for Good Fund to Open 11 February

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Two of the UK’s largest grant makers have joined forces once again and renewed their commitment to supporting not-for-profit organisations that are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective.

Over the next three years (2019-2021) the programme will provide a total of £2.4 million in funding. Grants of up to £48,000 are available for nine months. It is expected that 13 projects will be funded in the first round. In addition to the funding, grant recipients will receive expert support and advice as well as the chance to collaborate and share learning.

The funding is for projects at any stage of development, with solid user-centred research, a clear problem to address, and a compelling digital solution to achieving this. The technology may be simple or cutting edge. The funding is for new products and services that can be shared with the wider not-for-profit sector. It is anticipated that most applicants will already have a digital development partner on board when they apply to help them deliver their project.

Projects should address one of Comic Relief’s four core issues:

  • Children Survive and Thrive

  • Global Mental Health Matters

  • Fighting for Gender Justice

  • A Safe Place to Be.

Comic Relief is also looking for applications that address challenges around disability and inclusion.

Applications will be accepted from 11 February 2019 to 25 March 2019.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries 
    Comic Relief 
    89 Albert Embankment 
    London 
    SE1 7TP 
    Tel: 020 7820 2000 
    Email: [email protected]

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