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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.


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Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to Support Aquatics Community

14 May 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The Swimathon Foundation is providing grants of between £250 and £1,000 to small swimming and aquatic organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship from the effects of COVID-19, especially where access to financial support is not otherwise available. These range from National Governing Body Affiliated Swim Clubs, Aquatic Clubs and Swim Schools to Independent Swimming Organisations.

The funding aims to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during the period from 1 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.

Fixed costs or loss of revenue and might include, for example:

  • Swim coaching costs

  • Transport charge

  • Pool space hire cost

  • Event entry fee

  • Event hosting fees

  • Club kit subsidies

  • Insurance premiums

The deadline for applications is 22 May 2020.

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

  1. Enquiries
    Swimathon Foundation
    c/o Clintons
    55 Drury Lane
    Covent Garden
    WC2B 5RZ
    Email: [email protected]

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