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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

Jewish Child's Day

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Grants to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected and abused Jewish children aged up to 18 worldwide.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Jewish Child's Day

Maximum value:

£ 5,000

Application deadline:



Jewish Child's Day (JCD) was founded in 1947 to give Jewish children and their families in Britain the opportunity to help children in Europe whose lives had changed dramatically in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Traditionally, Jewish Child's Day was one day of the year, the first Sunday of Chanukah, but now JCD operates throughout the year.

Objectives of Fund

JCD aims to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected and abused Jewish children worldwide.

Value Notes

Grants are normally in the range of £500 to £5,000.

Applications can only be made once a year.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities are eligible to apply.



Terms and Conditions

First time applicants are generally not awarded funds until after a visit by a JCD representative.


Grants are not given as a general subsidy towards the applicant’s overall running costs or capital expenditure.

Grants are never made to individuals.

Eligible Expenditure

Support is available to organisations providing medical, educational, therapeutic and humanitarian aid, respite care, protection, and poverty relief to children in need.

All grants made must directly benefit children up to the age of 18 years.

How To Apply

The annual deadlines for applications are 31 December, 30 April and 31 August.

Applications are considered three times per year.

Application is through the online portal that can be found on the Jewish Child's Day website.

Charities must submit their latest audited accounts as part of the application; otherwise they will not be considered.

Useful documents & links

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Natasha Brookner
    Jewish Child's Day
    Elscot House
    Arcadia Avenue
    N3 2JU
    Tel: 020 8446 8804
    Email: [email protected]

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