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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.


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Art Fund Launches Respond and Reimagine Grants

17 June 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Art Fund is providing Respond and Reimagine grants to help museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond to immediate challenges connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, and offer support to adapt and reimagine ways of working for the longer-term future.

These grants can provide practical support to fund what applicants need now. If an organisation is experiencing an immediate crisis with no alternative sources of funding, The Art Fund can consider offering emergency support to help organisations manage during this difficult period.

Applicants are encouraged to let The Art Fund know what support will be most helpful, such as costs connected to re-opening:

  • Staffing

  • Equipment

  • Training

  • Planning for future activities.

All public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives in the UK are eligible to apply.

Organisations that are a visual arts agency or festival are eligible to apply providing they can meet the above criteria and have a strong visual arts focus.

Grants from £10,000 to £50,000 are available. The Art Fund will consider offering 100% funding.

The next deadline for applications is 6 July 2020.

How To Apply

There are three funding rounds. The application deadline for:

  • Round 1 is 6 July 2020 with a decision by 31 July 2020.

  • Round 2 is 17 August 2020 with a decision by 21 September 2020.

  • Round 3 is 12 October 202 with a decision by 9 November 2020.

Applicants must register on the Art Fund website to access the online 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. Enquiries
    The Art Fund
    2 Granary Square
    King's Cross
    N1C 4BH
    Tel: 020 7225 4800
    Fax: 020 7225 4848
    Email: [email protected]


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