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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

Core Funding for Groups Working with Unpaid Carers

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This grant scheme provides core funding to support specialist carer organisations to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future. The Trust is ‘open minded’ on the type of initiatives applicants may wish to develop in order to increase their sustainability.

Grants are available from £10,000 up to £80,000 for a duration of six months to three years. The amount of funding requested must be proportional to the development that will be undertaken. A maximum of £30,000 per year or £2,500 per month for smaller developments can be requested.

Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office can apply. There is particular interest in applications from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

This funding is only available to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.

The deadline for stage one applications is 7 May 2019 (noon).

How To Apply

The application rounds are as follows:

  • For organisations working with unpaid carers: applications will be accepted from 14 March 2019 to 7 May 2019 (noon).

Applications are to be submitted on the online application form. Groups should read the online criteria before applying.

The application process is two-stage. Shortlisted applicants will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.

The Trust is happy to discuss potential applications by email or by telephone.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
    Foundation House
    2-4 Forum Place
    Fiddlebridge Lane
    AL10 0RN
    Tel: 01707 707078

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