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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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Netflix Opens Documentary Talent Fund for 2023

Arts, Culture and Heritage

31 January 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding and professional support is available to help five emerging filmmakers from the UK and Ireland turn their short documentary ideas into completed films.

Netflix is once again providing the Documentary Talent Fund to identify and support emerging documentary filmmakers from the UK and Ireland.

With funding and professional support, five filmmakers and their teams will gain the experience of working to turn their short documentary ideas into completed films.

The brief for these fully funded short documentaries is "On the theme of Connection". 

The prize is to make a film with a budget of £30,000 (equivalent in Euros for Ireland based participants). Within each film’s budget, teams must ensure that filmmakers and everyone involved in the production are fairly paid.

In their finished form, each documentary must be 8-12 minutes long.

The deadline for applications is 16 February 2023 (13:00 GMT).


How To Apply

For 2023, applications opened on 16 January. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2023 (13:00 GMT).

Guidance notes and the online application form can be found on the Netflix Documentary Talent Fund website.


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