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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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Small Grants to Support Refugees in England

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24 January 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding to aid refugees by supporting their basic needs, integration and safety.

In partnership with Benefact Trust, the Church Urban Fund has opened a second round of Refugee Support funding.

Grants of £500 to £5,000 are available to Christian churches or registered Christian charities working across England.

In order to be considered eligible, charities must be recognised members of Churches Together in England. Churches must be in good harmony with other Christian churches in their locality.

Grants must be used for specific projects and activities, including:

  • Personal items such as clothing, mobile phones, bicycles, baby items.
  • Expenses for volunteers or facilities.
  • Integration and settling activities.
  • Language support.
  • Home items.

Funding is primarily intended to support Ukrainian refugees, but work with Afghan refugees will also be considered.

Applications are open on a rolling basis until 31 March 2023.


How To Apply

Applications are open on a rolling basis until 31 March 2023, with decisions expected within one month of receiving all the necessary information.

Decisions are expected within around one month of receiving all the necessary information.

Full guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Church Urban Fund website.


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