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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

National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award

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Grants are available to amateur gardeners from community groups in England and Wales to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for the creation of a garden or a similar project (such as an allotment) with horticultural focus for the benefit of the local community.

The project should aim to bring a community together by creating a space people can share, by the acquisition and sharing of gardening knowledge and skills and by inspiring a love of gardening.

Funding could cover expenses such as:

  • Site preparation (including hire of small mechanical tools such as rotavators).

  • Hand tools.

  • Plants.

  • Trees.

  • Shrubs.

  • Containers.

  • Seating

How To Apply

Applications open annually in early September and close on 31 December.

Application guidelines and an application form are available on the website of the National Garden Scheme.

Useful Links

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Doug Copeland
    Award Scheme Supervisor
    National Garden Scheme
    Langley Upper Green
    CB11 4RY
    Tel: 01799 550553
    Email: [email protected]

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