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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


Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2021

07 January 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

An opportunity for UK based businesses and research and technology organisations to apply for a funding to support the best game-changing or disruptive R&D ideas, with a view to commercialisation.

Fund Information

Funding body: Innovate UK (IUK)

Maximum value: £ 2,000,000

Eligible Expenditure

IUK is looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and technological maturities.

This competition provides funding for innovative research and development (R&D) from:

Feasibility projects. Industrial research projects. Experimental development projects.

How To Apply

Competition dates:

  • Open: 21 January 2021

  • Competition closing date: 26 May 2021 (11:00 BST)

Applicants are encouraged to read the general guidance for applicants to help their chances of submitting a quality application.

Those requiring more information should contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email [email protected]


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