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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

Waste prevention grants to open in 2020

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  • Food biochemical processing / food valorisation – January 2020

Programme of grants to support pilot projects to provide new biochemical processing or valorisation for food that would otherwise become waste. We are encouraging industry to propose new processes and technologies that can be implemented and tested, with the project results being reported by the recipient back to Defra / WRAP. The grants will fund both revenue and capital costs.  

  • Citizens food waste prevention interventions – January 2020

Programme of grants to provide new and proven citizen interventions that will encourage and influence citizens to reduce food waste.

  • Litter Bin infrastructure – opening date TBC

Programme of grants that will provide support for improved litter bin infrastructure.

Further details of these grants and when they will open can be found at this link here

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