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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


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Teaching Internship Scheme for Teaching 2020

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The Department for Education (DfE), along with the National College for Teaching and Leadership, is providing funding through this initiative to support teacher internships.

The aim of the scheme is to let science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates experience mathematics or physics teaching before they commit to it as a career.

The programme will take place towards the end of the academic year and should last for four weeks. It should offer interns the chance to gain a deep experience of teaching and may include:

  • A combination of teaching, running science projects, offering intensive support for children who are struggling, and helping with experiments and laboratory work

  • Structured training, shadowing and lesson observation followed by a chance to jointly plan and deliver lessons

  • One-to-one mentors who are good or outstanding classroom teachers in their specialism

  • Opportunities to network with qualified subject specialists.

Only school-led partnerships can apply for funding. A school-led partnership could include a School Direct partnership or a partnership with an accredited school-centred initial teacher training provider (SCITT) or with a higher education institution (HEI).

Applications from accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers will not be considered.

Applications should be for a minimum of 10 participants. For the minimum cohort size of 10 interns, the grant funding would equate to £20,000.

The funding is for £500 per week, per student.

The deadline for applications is 9 December 2019.

How To Apply

Applications must be emailed to: [email protected] by the deadline of 9 December 2019.

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