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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


Funding for England’s Businesses Taking on New Apprentices

03 June 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Employers of all sizes in England can now apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, in a drive to revolutionise the skills and training offer across the country.

Available from 1 June, the boost to the Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme was confirmed by the Chancellor in the Budget in March. Businesses can now apply to claim £3,000 for each new apprentice hired as a new employee from 1 April until 30 September.

The cash incentive is designed to help more employers invest in the skilled workforce they need for the future, as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs.

Employers can choose how to spend the cash, for example, covering uniform or travel costs for the apprentice.

The deadline for businesses to apply for these apprentices is 30 November 2021.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. National Apprenticeship Service
    Tel: 08000 150 600
    Email: [email protected]


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