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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.


Grants and Funding


UK Accelerator Programme for Young Digital Entrepreneurs Invites Applications

17 May 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

A national scholarship programme is providing grants and mentorship to people aged 18 to 24, allowing them to commit and pursue entrepreneurship as a career path and make their business dreams a reality.

Applications will be accepted from UK-based digital entrepreneurs aged 18 to 24 who have a validated concept for a technology-enabled business and a clear vision.

Their idea should also seek to solve a real problem for their customers. Applications are particularly welcomed from startups focused on community good.

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to eligible entrepreneurs. Alongside the non-repayable grant, participants receive:

  • A six-month programme of mentorship and support.
  • Access to the programme provider's business network.
  • The opportunity to take up work space in the provider's offices in Sheffield (Covid-19 restrictions and candidate location permitting).

The deadline for applications is 11 June 2021.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 11 June 2021.

Interested parties must contact [email protected] for further information and to apply.

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Addresses and contacts

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

  1. Enquiries
    Wards Exchange
    197 Ecclesall Road
    S11 8HW
    Tel: 0114 303 2951
    Email: [email protected]


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