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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

Nesta Launches Alternarratives Prize for UK Writers

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Nesta wants to unearth the future of cutting-edge short-form storytelling, encouraging writers to think beyond the Word document and use all the tools at their disposal to tell stories in new and exciting ways. The Alternarratives programme offers a chance for writers to consider the future of storytelling and make use of new technologies or formats.

In its pilot year, the prize will encourage storytellers to imagine how short-form fiction could help re-engage young people at secondary school, aged 11-16, with the act of reading for pleasure.

Proposals should be submitted for work that can be experienced in a conclusive form within 10 minutes, consumable via a platform that is readily available, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. Works do not have to be digital but Nesta is excluding linear written documents in Word or equivalent.

Alternarratives is open to organisations and individual creators and writers living and working within the UK. Ideas can be fiction or non-fiction and Nesta strongly encourages entries from writers who do not normally consider their work within the ‘Young Adult’ genre and entries that encourage collaboration.

There will be 10 projects in the initial longlist who will each receive a £1,000 R&D bursary to develop their ideas into final works over a development phase. There will then be a shortlisting process from these final works to select three final projects. From that shortlist, one winner will be chosen and awarded £15,000.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 9am on Monday 13 January 2020.

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