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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

Funding Central - the smart guide to over 4000 grants, contracts and loans

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New to Funding Central?

Funding Central lists thousands of funding opportunities for voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises registered in England.

Funding Central provides unique access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and European funding sources, all in one place.

   "It helped discover funding opportunities I didn't know existed"

Save time and money. With Funding Central you can:

  • Search the Funding Central database of thousands of funding opportunities

  • Receive personalised weekly funding updates, news and deadlines

  • Access practical guides and online tools to support your funding strategy.

You need a subscription to use Funding Central, subscription is...

  • Free for small organisations

  • Just £100+VAT for organisations with an annual income over £100,000.

All our subscriptions last for one year and can be renewed from two weeks before 

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