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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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New COVID Support Grants for UK Theatre Workers

07 January 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK who need urgent and critical financial support due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the theatre sector.

The aim is to provide short-term relief for those from underrepresented groups disproportionately affected by the crisis.

First launched on 6 July 2020, this fund has raised £4.8 million to date and supported nearly 5,000 applicants. If eligible, applicants can be considered for a one-off emergency grant of £1,000, which they can use towards living costs.

Various freelancer roles are eligible, including actors, directors, producers, choreographers, comedians, composers, dancers, magicians, set and scene designers, wardrobe professionals, make-up artists and puppet makers.

Those who lost work because of productions/theatres being forced to close over the Christmas period due to the Tier 3/4 restrictions are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 January 2021 (12:00 GMT).

How To Apply

The Theatre Artists Fund is now open for applications until Wednesday 13 January 2021 (12:00 GMT).

Applications are made online at the programme website.

Those who have questions should email [email protected]

More details can be accessed here


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