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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


Signature Brew Beer Grants

27 May 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Beer grants available to help safeguard independent music venues across the UK and get bands touring again.

Fund Information

Funding body:
Signature Brew
Maximum value:
£ 5,000
Application deadline:


Signature Brew has committed £250,000 worth of beer to a new fund to help independent venues across the UK recover from the pandemic and to support artists in returning to live music performances. Successful applicants will receive an allocation of the brewery’s Studio Lager or Roadie IPA via Beer Grants.

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the grants is to support independent music venues recover from the pandemic and support artists with gigs or tours in the UK.

Value Notes

Beers grants worth between £500 and £5,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Grants are available to UK based independent music venues and bands or artists with gigs or tours booked in the UK within the next 12 months.



How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 5 June 2021 (12:00).

Application forms are available on the Signature Brew website.

Contact Signature Brew for further information.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Signature Brew
    Unit 15
    Uplands Business Park
    Blackhorse Lane
    E17 5QJ
    Tel: 0207 684 4664
    Email: [email protected]

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