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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


#SaveLiveComedy Fund - Quick Deadline - 12 July 2021

01 July 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants available to professional individuals within the live comedy industry in the UK who are in financial need as a result of the pandemic.

Fund Information

Funding body:
NextUp Comedy Ltd
Maximum value:
£ 500
Application deadline:


The #SaveLiveComedy Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for those who work in live comedy and who have been without the majority of their work since March 2020.

The Fund is administered by NextUp Comedy Ltd in association with the Live Comedy Association.

Objectives of Fund

The Fund is designed to provide relief to professional individuals within the live comedy industry who are most in need.

Value Notes

Grants of £500 are available.

Who Can Apply

The Fund is open to all those who work in live comedy, including comedians, promoters, producers, stage managers, technicians and off-stage creatives including directors, designers, and photographers in the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

Grants can be used towards living costs, existing debts, costs involved with being able to get back to live performance, and costs incurred due to ongoing delays to live performance.



How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 12 July 2021.

Further information and an application form can be found on the #SaveLiveComedy website.

Useful documents & links

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. NextUp Comedy Ltd
    2a The Quadrant
    KT17 4RH


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