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Grants and External Funding

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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

New fund to celebrate the National Lottery 25th birthday year

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  • Grants of £100 to £1000 to fund ideas that will bring people together. 

  • Open to applications from 23rd November, for a 2 week period only.

  • For details please visit:

Why not get ahead and start thinking about your application now.

Here is a handy checklist of all the information you’ll need to complete your application form

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