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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

Music Export Growth Scheme - New Round Open (UK)

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The Music Export Growth Scheme is designed to make grants available to UK-registered independent music companies to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas.

Grants ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 are available. The programme can contribute a maximum of 70% of the necessary costs.

Grants are intended to fund international marketing campaigns that aim to expand audience and revenues for British artists overseas.

Eligible project costs include:

  • Marketing costs (including advertising and PR).

  • Tour support or venue costs including international travel.
  • Visa costs.
  • International promotion costs including hire of session musicians/ singers etc for television performances.

Expenditure to be taken into account will be external costs to the label or management, not normal running costs.

The next deadline for applications is 3 February 2020.

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

  1. Chris Tams
    BPI (British Recorded Music Industry)
    Riverside Building
    County Hall
    Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7JA
    Tel: 020 7803 1300
    Email: [email protected]

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