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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


FREE Training Session: Ace your Case for Support on 16 December from 1 to 4pm

10 December 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Your Case for Support is an invaluable document that brings together all the information you need to apply for funding.  Your Case for Support is your message to funders.  It's an emotionally compelling document that represents your organisation's vision and tells funders why they should support your work.

By the end of this workshop you will:

•   Understand the purpose of a Case for Support and what it should contain

•   Be able to summarise your organisation’s work in a compelling and concise way

•   Have some new ideas about how you can evidence need and evaluate your project

•   Know how to create and update your organisation’s Case for Support

•   Understand how to use your Case for Support to maximise your fundraising success

Numbers will be limited to 15 to enable individual learning and group participation.

To register your interest in attending this event please click on the link below:

Cumbria CVS has dedicated Funding Officers to help your organisation or group.   If you want our help, advice and support in relation to funding for your not-for-profit organisation or group please contact us by emailing:  [email protected]      

If you do not have access to email, please call 01768 800 350.


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