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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

Creative England Launches iFeatures 2019

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iFeatures is an annual feature film programme, driving the development of low-budget, high-quality debut features from daring and distinctive storytellers across the UK.

The programme targets emerging writers, directors and writer/directors who have yet to make a funded feature film, and at producers who are still at an emerging stage of their career. Creative England is seeking those whose work has already garnered positive industry and/or public attention in fields from short films, theatre, TV and documentaries, to online storytelling, art film and video, video gaming, commercials/advertising, graphic novels and music promos.

The funder is looking to support high-quality, low-budget films budgeted between £500,000 and £750,000.

In addition to receiving development funding, up to 12 selected teams will take part in an intensive, exploratory 10-month programme which includes residential Lab events, dedicated support and access to industry and networks, as well as mentoring and high-level training with established industry professionals.

iFeatures 2019 is now open for applications until 9am on Friday 29 March 2019.

Useful documents & links

Scheme - Guidance Document

Useful Links

Addresses and contacts

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

  1. iFeatures
    Creative England
    1st Floor
    College House
    32-36 College Green
    BS1 5SP
    Tel: 0117 952 9974
    Email: [email protected]

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