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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.

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Grants and Funding

Biffa Award One-Off Grant

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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In 2023 Biffa Award celebrates its 25th birthday! To commemorate this landmark event, Biffa Award will be giving one lucky project a one-off grant of up to £2.5million.

Online expressions of interest are due by 15 June 2022.

Launch of £1m Fund to Boost Reusable Packaging

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Grants are available to organisations in the UK with innovative projects to increase the take-up and of reusable packaging in the food and drink sector.

Applications must be submitted online by the deadline of 24 June 2022.

Government Announces £120m Future Nuclear Enabling Fund

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Funding is being made available to help nuclear energy construction projects in the UK.

The Government aims to start awarding funding in the summer of 2022. Applications are likely to open in July and close in August 2022. Further details will be provided when available.

IUK Launches Energy Catalyst Round 9 Competitions

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Innovate UK (IUK) has announced a call for applications to Round 9 of its Energy Catalyst Competitions. The objective of these competitions is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or Indo-Pacific regions. 

All three competition strands open on 18 May 2022. The deadline for applications is 10 August 2022 (11:00 BST).

£5m Fund to Help Improve Libraries in England

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Funding available to enable library services across England to invest in a range of projects to upgrade buildings and technology.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted online from 23 May 2022 (9am). The deadline for submitting Expression of Interest forms is 27 June 2022 (12pm midday).

 

Cultural Development Fund to Reopen in June

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Grants available to local partnerships to support transformative place-based creative and cultural initiatives across England, outside of London.

The Expression of Interest form will open on Arts Council England’s online grant management system, Grantium on 6 June 2022 (9am). The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is  29 July 2022 (12pm midday).

Launch of We Move Fund: Youth Social Action

Children & Young People

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Funding for projects which build Black children and young people’s skills and confidence.

Applicants must register their interest in the fund before they may apply. Then, they will have until 20 June 2022 to complete the full application.

MOD Education Support Fund Opens to Applications

Education, Employment and Training

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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.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022.

Sky Media’s £2m Sky Zero Footprint Fund Opens for 2022

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Established by Sky as part of its campaign to be net zero carbon by 2030, the Sky Zero Footprint Fund will support brands that are committed to driving positive behavioural change and tangible impact towards a more sustainable future.

Stage One applications must be submitted by 8 June 2022.

May 2022 Deadline for Co-op Local Community Fund

Community

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Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across the UK and Isle of Man can now apply for grants from the Co-op Local Community Fund, which allows Co-op members to support the projects they care most about.

The deadline to apply is midnight on 29 May 2022.

Launch of £26m Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme

Energy, Environment & Climate

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This programme will provide funding for UK business-led innovation projects that can demonstrate end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen.

The registration deadline for Stream 1 is 7 July 2022 (14:00 BST). The registration deadline for Stream 2A is 9 June 2022 (14:00 BST).

MOD Education Support Fund

Education, Employment and Training

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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.

The next round of the ESF will open to applications on 9 May 2022. The deadline for applications will be 30 September 2022.

Global Entrepreneurship Week UK

Business, Enterprise and Regeneration

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Annual UK-wide week of activities celebrating enterprise, and inspiring and encouraging people to showcase and develop their enterprise talent, and to turn their ideas into something real.

The programme operates annually.

Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF)

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Public, private and third sector organisations in England can access capital grant funding to help new and existing heat networks move to low and zero carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, solar and geothermal energy.

The GHNF main scheme opened its first application round on 14 March 2022. This will be followed by quarterly rounds until the scheme closes in 2025.

Youth Music NextGen Fund - Round Three Now Open

Children & Young People

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Grants are available for the UK's young creatives to help them participate in the music industry.

Applications for the third round of the programme are now open. The deadline to apply is Monday 23 May 2022 (17:00 BST).

Funding for Projects Promoting Veganism in the UK and Overseas

Energy, Environment & Climate

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Non-profit groups can now apply for grants to deliver projects which encourage people around the world to go vegan and stay vegan. The Vegan Society is a UK charity which exists to increase awareness of veganism for the benefit of people, animals and the environment.

The next deadline to apply is 30 June 2022.

LGA Opens Behavioural Insights Programme for 2022/23

Health & Social Welfare

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Funding available to local authorities to contribute towards the delivery of a behavioural insights project aimed at managing service demand and achieving efficiencies.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 23 May 2022 (12pm).

Focus on Funding Forum

Event

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Focus on Funding forum: easyfundraising - Tuesday 26 April, 10.30am - 12.00pm.

Funding website easyfundraising enables third sector organisations to generate unrestricted income through online shopping. It is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 community groups charities and voluntary organisations around the UK.

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