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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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Launch of UK-wide Business Booster Fund

16 December 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Fintech business lender, MarketFinance, has launched the Business Booster Fund. It aims to provide a small boost to UK based businesses to help them pivot, scale or grow.
Three awards of £5,000 each are available.

Who Can Apply

This Fund is open to UK based businesses which have:

  • Been trading for over 24 months.

  • Annual turnover greater than £100,000.

  • Filed accounts on Companies House.

  • The ability to demonstrate positive growth/expansion.

  • No signs of financial difficulty.

  • Accounting software (eg Xero/Quickbooks/Sage).

  • A current Diversity and Inclusion policy.



How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 December 2020.

Applicants should complete the online video application form available on the website.

More details can be accessed at:


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