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Grants and External Funding

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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

CITY & GUILDS Bursary Programme 2019

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CITY & GUILDS Bursary Programme 2019 - helps people who require financial assistance to be able to complete a City & Guilds or ILM qualification. Find out more at the following links:

The Programme awards bursaries once a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds or ILM qualification in the United Kingdom, and need support.

Grants cover costs incurred by undertaking a qualification such as:

  • Course and/or exam fees

  • Learning materials  

  • Travel

  • Childcare

  • Living expenses

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