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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.




Grantway is a new grant search portal available completely free of charge.

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Industry of Future Programme: Industrial Sites Scoping Study Competition - Deadline Extended

05 October 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Industry of Future Programme (IFP) aims to support companies with high carbon emission and energy use to transition to a low-carbon future through increased energy efficiency and implementation of decarbonisation technologies. The programme will look for sites outside the ‘Industrial clusters’, dispersed sites, and industrial collaboration in local areas.

The IFP will consist of an initial scoping study, with follow-up activities which will be defined at a later date. Applicants will have a roadmap developed for their site by the Government’s procured engineering delivery partner.

Up to 40 industrial sites can apply for funding to develop industrial decarbonisation roadmaps. The initial funding for scoping studies will include:

  • Identification of optimal decarbonisation options.
  • The permanent installation of technologies, including research and development of technologies.
  • Testing of technology solutions.

The Government proposes to allocate up to £30 million to cover the whole Industry of Future Programme (IFP). Up to £4 million is planned to procure the Scoping Study contractor to develop industrial decarbonisation roadmaps for the industrial sites, including data centres.

Only industrial sites located in the United Kingdom with annual emissions over 10 kt CO2e per site are eligible. Those who meet this criteria can apply, with the exception of Production of Electricity (SIC Code: 35110), Extraction of Natural Gas (SIC Code: 06200) and Extraction of Crude Petroleum (SIC Code: 06100).

How To Apply

The Registration and application deadlines have been extended to 14 October and 29 October 2021 respectively.

Applications are made online at the programme website.

More details can be accessed here


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