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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


Launch of £100,000 Fund for Green Tech Start-ups

Environment Funding

12 November 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Support is available for 'cleantech' start-up businesses from across the county that seek to utilise technology to restore environmental balance and biodiversity, and to tackle global warming.

Through the GreenTech Fund, Simmons & Simmons wants to tackle the climate crisis by encouraging innovative solutions from around the world. The Fund is seeking emerging green tech start-ups that are focused on using technology to mitigate the climate and biodiversity emergencies.

The initiative is being led by members of the firm's environmental sustainability network, and involves a collaboration with a number of investors, accelerators and incubators who have a particular focus on sustainability, including: Techstars, Entrepreneur First, Plug & Play and Illuminate Financial.

The fund will award £100,000 of legal support from across Simmons' network to four businesses that are innovating in an attempt to halt and reverse the climate crisis. Support will be tailored to the specific needs of each organisation.

Applications are invited from emerging 'climatetech' and 'cleantech' organisations. These 'green' start-ups are defined as businesses using technology to mitigate, adapt, or reverse the effects human activity has on the environment.

Businesses should be founded for a sustainability-related purpose, for example reducing CO2 emissions or pollution, minimising waste or protecting the world's ecosystems.

The deadline to apply is 31 December 2021.


How To Apply

The deadline to apply is 31 December 2021.

Applicants are invited to share their entries via video. Submissions are made via an online application process.

Finalists will be announced in late February 2022.

Visit the Simmons & Simmons website to find out more about the GreenTech Fund.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Simmons & Simmons
    1 Ropemaker Street
    EC2Y 9SS
    Tel: 020 7628 2020
    Email: [email protected]

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