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Grants and External Funding

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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.


Grants and Funding

New Funding for Entrepreneurs Setting up Rural Firms

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Forest Holidays has partnered with the Prince’s Countryside Fund to create the new Rural Start-Up Fund, with the aim of supporting new business ventures in rural areas of the UK. The scheme is intended to help entrepreneurs overcome the challenges associated with setting up and working in rural settings.

Changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

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The new version of the Code of Fundraising Practice, 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.

Emergency Essentials Programme

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Funding for the purchase of essential items to meet the needs of children in the UK who living in severe poverty, suffering deprivation as a result and who are facing additional social issue.

Tesco Bags of Help Grants Programme

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Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland and Wales.

Daytrippers Foundation – Day Trip Grant now closed

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Grants are available for schools, children’s hospices, support groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations to support recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people (aged 5-25 years) who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK.

TDS Charitable Foundation

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Funding is available for organisations that support landlords and tenants to improve standards and educate those involved in the private rented sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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