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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.


Grants and Funding News

Community Radio Fund – Round 2 Deadline Approaching

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Round two is currently accepting applications from radio stations across the UK that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

The funding is intended for community radio licensees broadcasting under a community radio licence in the UK to cover costs including:

  • Fundraising to support the station.

  • Management.

  • Administration.

  • Financial management and reporting.

  • Community outreach.

  • Volunteer organisation and support.

The funding is intended to help further a station’s financial stability and future sustainability. Therefore, proposals to promote long-term financial security and posts which could become self-sustaining are viewed more favourably than applications for other support roles.

There is no set level of funding. In the first funding round for 2019, grants ranged from £6,830 up to £34,320 for individual positions, with an average of £16,567.

This is a very competitive grants programme with many more requests for funding than can be awarded.

The deadline for Round 2 applications is 5 November 2019.

Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Community Radio Team
    2A Southwark Bridge Road
    SE1 9HA
    Tel: 020 7981 3087 / 020 7783 4319
    Email: [email protected]

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