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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

Changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

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According to the Fundraising Regulator, the new version of the , which came into effect in October is designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising. It is also designed to be easier for the public to navigate.

The changes include:

  • Consolidation of the former code, rulebooks and legal appendices with all standards now in the one code

  • Restructuring of the standards into three parts to help users more easily identify which standards apply depending on the type of fundraising they do

  • Clarification of where there are differences in law in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

  • Clearer language, following an independent review by the Plain English campaign, which gave the code a Crystal Mark standard

These changes follow a consultation in autumn 2018, which focused on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the current code. The full consultation report can be found here.

The new Code can be accessed on the Fundraising Regulator’s site.

Source:  UKFundraising  

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