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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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Funding for Charities in Great Britain that Support Vulnerable Energy Consumers

22 October 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Applications have opened for a £6.7 million funding pot that will award grants to charities and Housing Associations that are exempted charities, in England, Scotland and Wales.

The core priority of the Fund is to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations, but funding is also available for the development of innovative products and services related to energy. Innovation projects must:

  • Have a realistic prospect of delivering benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers.

  • Help to reduce the environmental impact of energy use and be efficiently managed and provide good value for money.

Examples of activities that can be funded include:

  • Engaging vulnerable customers with energy issues and referring them for support.

  • Energy advice that does not duplicate existing advice services.

  • Installation of energy saving or renewable energy measures that cannot be funded elsewhere and/or are innovative or are being used in innovative ways.

  • In-home safety advice and measures related to energy systems.

  • Training and education on energy that is targeted at supporting vulnerable customers.

Grants of between £20,000 and £1 million are available and can be used for capital or revenue funding. Projects lasting up to two years can be funded.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 4 November 2020.

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