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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 to Host Armed Forces Day Events in 2022

09 November 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Applications open for funding to host an Armed Forces Day event in June 2022 to show support for the UK’s servicemen and women, past and present.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) provides funding each year to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event.

Armed Forces Day has been marked annually since 2009 with events large and small throughout the UK. In 2022, it will be celebrated on Saturday 25 June 2022 with a major national event to be held in Scarborough. Local events will be held across the UK.

Local councils, voluntary and community organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply.

A maximum grant of £10,000 is available per application, provided that MOD funding accounts for no more than 50% of the total cost.

This grant is match funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, if the total cost of the event is £10,000 and £5,000 has been raised, the grant could cover up to £5,000.

In the past grants have ranged from a few hundred pounds for a street party to thousands of pounds for larger events.

Groups need to register their event before they can access the funding criteria.

The deadline for applications for event funding in 2022 is 1 March 2022.


How To Apply

Applications will be accepted from 1 November 2021 until 1 March 2022.

The first step in the application process is to register the event on the Armed Forces Day website.

Once groups have registered their event, they will receive a confirmation email within three working days. This email contains a link to submit an application for funding.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Armed Forces Day Team
    Ministry of Defence
    SW1A 2HB
    Tel: 020 7807 0970
    Email: [email protected]

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