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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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Grants and Funding


Newcastle Building Society Community Fund


03 October 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants for community organisations for projects to improve the local community.

Support provided by the Society must ‘make a difference’ and be the reason why the project or (or activity) would be initiated. The current call supports employability, debt management, food poverty, homelessness, social isolation, and the environment for those living in the North East England, Cumbria or North Yorkshire areas.


How To Apply

The closing date for applications is midnight on 2 October 2022.

Applicants must register online via the Community Foundation website before applying to the fund.

The following documents should also be submitted:

  • The most recent financial statements as approved by the governing body (e.g. the trustees, board, management committee) and not be more than 22 months old.
  • The governing document (e.g. the constitution, rules, memorandum and articles).
  • A copy bank statement which must be less than three months old.
  • The safeguarding policy and procedure.

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