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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


Bernard Sunley Foundation

01 September 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

One-off capital grants are available to registered charities in England and Wales, as well as those with 'accepted' and 'exempt' status, for projects in the areas of community, education, health and social welfare.

There are no formal application deadlines. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed in order of receipt.

Projects with budgets of £50,000 upwards should apply at least six months before their project start date.

An online application form is available to complete at the Bernard Sunley Foundation website.

Note: The Foundation receives more than 100 applications each month and does not have the resources to fund all eligible projects.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Bernard Sunley Foundation
    20 Berkeley Square
    W1J 6LH
    Tel: 020 7408 2198
    Email: [email protected]


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