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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.




Grantway is a new grant search portal available completely free of charge.

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Grants and Funding


Cumbria Mental Health Emergency Welfare Fund

Health & Social Welfare

17 January 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

To provide one-off financial support (micro grants) to individuals with a known mental health diagnosis experiencing financial hardship. Grants should help them to engage with/attend appointments and community provisions that help improve the mental health and wellbeing OR relieve financial stress.

Primary Focus:

• Travel expenses to health appointments and wellbeing activities (this can include a block or regular cost up to 6 months).

• Direct barriers to participation costs in wellbeing activities and medical appointments (such as activity fees, childcare or pet care).


Secondary Focus: Issues that are causing additional concern and pressure:

• Food

• Contribution to utility costs

• One-off debt relief top up

The list is not exhaustive but at the support worker’s discretion and understanding of the Fund’s aims.

Referring organisations will be asked to provide quotes and feedback on the impact of the funding for the individual benefitting. Referrers should only refer individuals in who are well known to the referrer and who the referrer feels confident will spend the funds for the intended purpose. Applicants with additional vulnerabilities will be prioritised for this funding.

For more information, contact Together We CIC on [email protected] or 08081961773.


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