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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

Carlisle DEFRA Community Grant

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Cumbria County Council have some small scale grants linked to DEFRA funding still available for community based projects and initiatives that will benefit the local area in terms of providing food and / or essential services in response to Covid 19.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub Business Support

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A single point of contact for all business support within the Cumbria Business Growth Hub region, providing advice and signposting based on individual business needs across a range of subjects, including innovation, exporting, accessing finance and training.

Cash for Kids - Cumbria and South West Scotland

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Grants are available to individuals, registered charities, sports clubs and voluntary and community organisations based in the CFM Radio broadcast area for projects that benefit children and young people who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect and are 18 years or younger.

Community Partnering Fund

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Grants are available for local third sector organisations and community groups in the areas served by Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid for projects that benefit those who are 'hard to reach' or vulnerable.

Community Housing Fund

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Grants are available for a wide range of community-led organisations to support delivery of new affordable homes across England (excluding London) up to March 2020.

Leaders with Lived Experiences 2020

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Grants for voluntary and community organisations set up or run by leaders with first-hand experience of a social issue to ensure lived experience plays a key role in shaping how communities across the UK move towards recovery and renewal after the impact of COVID-19.

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