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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

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme

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Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for projects that focus on supporting families that need the most help and are in line with the following social themes:

  • Challenges:

    • Health - help families lead healthier lifestyles.

    • Financial stability - help families manage their finances.

    • Worklessness - help families recognise the economic and social benefits of employment.

  • Opportunities:

    • Health education - help educate families about healthy lifestyles (no Project Grants).

    • Aspiration - help raise career aspirations to improve prospects for them and their families.

    • Employability and skills - help raise employment prospects for family members seeking employment.

Community grants can be used for something specific that will benefit the cause the organisation supports, such as buying equipment or supporting a community day.

How To Apply

The next closing dates for application are 10 February 2020, 11 May 2020 and 12 August 2020.

Applications are considered quarterly. Decisions are typically made within six weeks of the deadline.

To access the application form, groups should click on the link on the Financial Giving section of the Warburton website. They will be redirected to the application form hosted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

CAF may get in touch with applicants directly, to ask for their bank account details and any documents they may need.

Useful Links

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