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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 Community Renewal Fund | Cumbria County Council

24 March 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

The UK Community Renewal Fund comprises £220 million of investment across the UK and will be the pre-cursor to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to be launched in 2022 which replaces EU Structural Funds.  

This Fund aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment.  

UK government identified Cumbria County Council as the Lead Authority for Cumbria with responsibility for inviting, assessing, prioritising, and submitting bids to government.  

If you have any questions about the Fund please email [email protected] and a member of the team will get back to you. 

More information about the Fund can be found on the website

How to apply

Project Proposals can be submitted by local district councils, voluntary and community sector organisations and local education providers including universities.

Bids cannot be submitted for projects that benefit a single entity (for example a single business) - there must be evidence of wider impact for multiple individuals, businesses or other organisations.

Completed Project Proposal Forms are to be submitted to [email protected] no later than noon on 17 May 2021.  Late project proposals will not be accepted.

UK Community Renewal Fund documents and forms


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