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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

Biffa Award - Recreation

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Grants are available for new play equipment; landscaping works, including boardwalks, trees and shrubs; skate parks; woodland walks; nature trails; outdoor gyms; and building works within communal areas of sporting clubhouses.

Additional funds allocated through The National Lottery Community Fund

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TNL has announced the distribution of £45mil to partner organisations through External Delegated Agreement’s (EDAs). In developing our Covid-19 crisis response we recognised that we could get support to some organisations and communities more quickly and efficiently by partnering with specialist organisations to distribute funding to them on our behalf.

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

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Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups as part of their coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency response in supporting local communities.

Denise Cohen Charitable Trust

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Grants are available to charitable organisations carrying out general charitable purposes in the UK. Funding is at the discretion of the Trust. In the past grants have ranged from £250 to £1,000 with the occasional larger grant being awarded.

British Muslim Covid-19 Fund

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Charities, and voluntary groups and organisations in the UK are welcome to apply, irrespective of faith. Small grants (up to £1,000) are intended for community groups, grassroots organisations, food banks and other volunteer groups.

Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund

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Grants are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to provide emergency relief in their communities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and also recover from the impact that the crisis has had on their services.

Comic Relief - Change Makers

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Funding for not-for-profit organisations in the UK with proposals to make lasting change related to the social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.

Kick-starting Tourism Package

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Funding is available for small businesses in England’s tourist destinations to help them recover from a dramatic loss of business caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

Sport for Good Response Fund

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Grants are available for non-profit organisations that are using sport to deliver development outcomes, to ensure they can continue to work with young people across the world during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and deliver new or adaptive provisions.

Amazon Small Business Accelerator

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Start-up and growing UK businesses can access free training, services, credits and support from Amazon, Enterprise Nation and partners – and an intensive week-long bootcamp to help 1,000 offline businesses get online.

MOD Education Support Fund

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Grants are available to publicly funded schools, academies and free schools throughout the UK to mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.

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