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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 Youth Volunteering Projects Related to COVID-19 Crisis

22 September 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants of up to £500 are available for UK based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by young people (under 30 years old). The projects need to respond directly or indirectly to COVID-19.

Youth volunteering has an important role to play as part of society's response to the pandemic and the grants are intended to help young people to get involved with volunteering in response to the pandemic.

Previously funded projects have included:

  • Providing period products to foodbanks supporting vulnerable women and families in London.

  • Delivering isolation packs including books, treats and games to children of key workers.

How To Apply

Applications for projects that directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19 are accepted until 27 September 2020 (8pm).

Further information and the application form are available on the Trust's website.

Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected]

Applications are usually considered on a quarterly basis.

Payment Procedure

Payment is made by cheque.

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