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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


ScottishPower Foundation Invites UK Applications for Funding in 2022

21 July 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Charities registered with one of the UK charity regulators for at least one full year can apply for grants of between £35,000 and £200,000. Grants are available for one year only. Projects must start during 2022 and be completed within 12 months.

Application must address at least one of the ScottishPower Foundation's strategic aims:

  • Education, training and research - to support education, training and research in general, prioritising innovation in order to contribute to energy sustainability.
  • Biodiversity and climate change - to support the protection of the environment and to enhance biodiversity; to actively contribute in the fight against climate change.
  • Art and culture - to protect and safeguard artistic and cultural heritage by promoting conservation and restoration of the arts and supporting local development.
  • Social initiatives - to contribute to sustainable human development by supporting the most vulnerable people and groups.

There is particular interest in applications that will support the most vulnerable people in society.

Projects must also address one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The funding is for the delivery of specific projects and not for general unrestricted running costs. This can include salary costs.

The deadline for applications is 6 August 2021 (1pm).

How To Apply

Applications are currently being accepted with a deadline of 6 August 2021 (13:00).

Guidance notes and an online eligibility pre-application form can be found on the ScottishPower Foundation's website. Applicants should complete this pre-application form to confirm eligibility, they will then be sent a link to the full application form.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    ScottishPower Foundation
    320 St Vincent Street
    G2 5AD
    Email: [email protected]


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