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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 Grants Available to Support Small and Medium UK Charities

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Following a review of its grant-making guidelines, the Woodward Charitable Trust has changed its focus to providing funding for core costs only, rather than for specific projects, with the intention of having a more direct impact on the organisations concerned.

Applications are accepted from registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations and community interest companies with an annual turnover of less than £300,000, for work that will achieve a positive impact in at least one of the following areas:

  • Arts outreach work by local groups involving disadvantaged people.

  • Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour.

  • Disability projects, which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically or learning disabled as well as charities supporting mental health issues.

  • Disadvantaged women and their children, covering refuges and domestic violence shelters and groups.

  • Disadvantaged families including parenting support.

  • Prisoners and ex-offenders and specifically projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.

  • Projects that promote integration and community cohesion particularly among minority groups, refugees and traveller communities.

The Trust favours small-scale, locally based initiatives and is especially interested in those that make good use of volunteers and encourage past and current users to participate.

The next deadline for applications is 31 January 2020 (noon).

Full fund and application details can be found at this link here.

Source:  GRANTfinder and idox solution 

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