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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


Local Authority Treescapes Fund - Deadline Extended

03 June 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Defra has announced that applicants now have an extra month to apply for the Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

The fund is part of the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund and will directly contribute to achieving tree planting targets.

This fund is aimed at establishing more trees in non-woodland settings such as in riverbanks, hedgerows, parklands, urban areas, beside roads and footpaths, in copses and shelterbelts, including neglected, disused and vacant community spaces. Trees in these settings are particularly valuable as they can provide the greatest levels of benefit to ecosystems and society, such as carbon absorption, flood protection and support for biodiversity, as well as connecting fragmented habitats.

Applications will be accepted from unitary and top tier local authorities in England.

£2.7 million will be available this year (2021/22).

The fund expects that up to 50 grants worth £50,000 to £300,000 will be available.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30 June 2021 (23:59).

The Local Authority Treescapes Fund application pack is available to download or by email request to [email protected].

Please note that due to current Coronavirus guidance many staff are working from home, for this reason the team are unable to provide the Application Pack via post.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Local Authority Treescapes Fund Enquiries
    Forestry Commission
    620 Bristol Business Park
    Coldharbour Lane
    BS16 1EJ
    Email: [email protected]


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