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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.


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True Colours Trust - Small Grants UK - COVID-19 Support

01 September 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available to UK registered charities and organisations with charitable status that are working to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

The Trustees remain committed to supporting excellent local organisations and projects that work with disabled children, children with life limiting conditions and their families during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

To that end, they havev launched a unique grant round which is designed to help organisations adapt their services to the new situation and to continue or resume supporting families safely.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Registered charities and organisations with charitable status with an income of less than £1 million can apply.

Priority will be given to organisations:

  • Which support a high proportion of children and families from BAME communities
  • Which operate in areas of high deprivation or areas which are experiencing a second lockdown
  • Whose annual income in 2019/20 was under £350,000

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 21 September 2020.

The guidelines and online application form are available on the True Colours Trust website.

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