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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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Children’s Summer Activity Grants for SF&G Members

06 May 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

For the last 25 years, Hilden Charitable Fund has provided small grants to voluntary and community groups across the UK to help run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children. This year, however, the charity is partnering with Social Farms & Gardens (SF&G) to support SF&G member. (Please note it will not be running its annual summer scheme in 2021.)

The Fund is offering 18 grants of £1,500 to support local summer play activities taking place in July and August 2021.

Applications are open to existing members of Social Farms & Gardens who are located in the UK. This includes registered charities, not-for-profit companies, schools or educational bodies, CIOs, SCIOs, and CICs.

Applicants must have previous experience of running successful activities for children.

The activities must:

  • Connect children with nature.
  • Encourage participation from children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The terms and conditions and online application form can be found on the Social Farms & Gardens website.

The deadline for applications is midday on 24 May 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by 11 June 2021.


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