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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


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

25 March 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available to smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to fund community and family support projects in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas. 

Funding body: The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Max. value: £ 100,000

Status: Open for Applications

Application deadline: None specified

Objectives of Fund

Grants are available to support small and medium-sized charitable and not-for-profit organisations based in and carrying out work to improve the lives of people in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural districts in the UK.

Projects should fall into the following two categories:

  • Community support - small grants.
  • Family support - major grants.

How To Apply

Applications for small and major grants are accepted at any time and are assessed on a rolling basis:

  • Small Grants will usually receive a final decision within 8 weeks of the receipt of application.
  • Major Grants will be decided at the Grants Committee meetings which in 2021 will take place in January, April, July and October. There are no deadlines for these meetings.

Applications are submitted via the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation's website.

Major grant applicants must first complete an expression of interest form before being sent a link to the application form. Small Grant applicants must first answer a few eligibility questions before being able to complete and submit the online application forms.

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