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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

Royal British Legion External Grants

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The Royal British Legion (RBL), through its External Grants Scheme, provides funding for not-for-profit organisations in the UK running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community.

Projects that fall within the following areas will be prioritised:

  • Employment and training.

  • Family support.

  • Homelessness and outreach.

  • Supporting the elderly.

Grants for service delivery projects are not likely to exceed £50,000. Smaller grant applications are encouraged.

The RBL is not inviting applications for multi-year funding at this time and most grants run for up to 12 months. Continuation funding may be applied for towards the end of a live grant award.

How To Apply

The External Grants programme is closed to applications. The Royal British Legion is currently reviewing the funding priorities of the External Grants programme. It is expected that applications will re-open, but a date has not been set.

There is a two-stage application process for service delivery applications. Stage One application forms are available to complete via the RBL's online portal. Those who are successful at Stage One will be invited to submit a Stage Two application form.

Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. External Grants Officer
    Royal British Legion
    Haig House
    199 Borough High Street
    SE1 1AA
    Tel: 0203 207 2138
    Email: [email protected]

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