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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


COVID-19 Funding for UK Health Charities – End of July Deadline

16 July 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK based registered charities that have been operating as a charity for at least three years can apply for grants of up to £20,000 or 20% of their organisation’s annual gross turnover, whichever is the lower amount.

The funding is for projects which are either needed to ensure the completion of existing projects or to support newly created projects which will:

  • Support patients or their families being treated in the UK healthcare environment, as listed in the NHS’ COVID-19 Vulnerable populations list, or

  • Improve a given disease pathway e.g. disease awareness or alleviation of associated socio-economic factors, or

  • Support populations groups defined as clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 July 2020.

Useful documents & links

Scheme - Guidance Document

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. MSD UK Grants Committee
    Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
    Hertford Road
    EN11 9BU
    Email: [email protected]


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