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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

Extension on Funding to support micro and small businesses and farm diversification

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The Solway, Border & Eden Local Action Group has secured an extension allowing returned funds to be reallocated to new projects and is now in a position to launch a Call for Projects under Priority 2 – Support for micro and small businesses (non-agricultural) and farm diversification.

This Call aims to fully utilise all remaining funds in order to maximise the benefits to the local area.

The Call is now live and contains information about the submission deadlines, maximum grant, who can apply etc.

It’s important that you read the Call Document which is attached to this email and can also be downloaded here:

Details about how to apply can be found here:

The deadline for Expression of Interest is 12 noon on Tuesday 14th January 2020. 

Please note that the office will be closed from Friday 20 December and reopens on Monday 6 January. 

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