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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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Grants for Film, TV & Cinema Workers with Ideas to Help Peers During COVID-19 Crisis

14 May 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The COVID-19 crisis has had a notable impact on the film and television industry, with many facing financial hardship and increased levels of isolation.

As part of the Film and TV Charity’s coronavirus response to help support the industry’s mental health and wellbeing during this time, it has designed the Community Grants scheme to aid those who are volunteering their time to support their peers in the film and TV workforce. Specifically, the scheme will contribute to administrative costs and ‘out of pocket’ expenses incurred in delivering this work at this time.

Grants will usually be around £150-£250 but can be up to a maximum of £1,000 for people organising a series of events or with additional costs to support access and inclusion. Funded activities could tackle isolation, connect people, involve professional development, skills sharing, mentoring, career development or financial advice.

The scheme is open to grassroots organisations or individuals who work in film, TV or cinema in the UK with a minimum of one year’s proven professional experience behind the scenes.

Eligible Expenditure

Examples of things that might be covered include administrative costs, software, video conferencing fees, subtitles and British Sign Language interpretation or social media marketing.

How To Apply

Applications will close Monday 1 June 2020 (18:00 BST).

Applications can be made online via an application form available at:

Those requiring additional support making an application should call 0800 054 00 00 or email: [email protected]

Useful documents & links

Scheme - Guidance Document

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Film & TV Charity
    22 Golden Square
    W1F 9AD
    Tel: 0800 054 0000
    Email: [email protected]


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