To support our businesses during the current COVID-19 crisis, and into the recovery phase, Carlisle City Council is providing free access to Open 4 Business. Open4Business is designed to support businesses locate relevant up to date funding opportunities.
The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To search for grants for your business you will first need to register on the Open4Business website
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Town Deal Board
In August 2019 Carlisle was selected as one of the 101 places selected to receive up to £25 million through the agreement of a Town Deal for Carlisle.
The first stage of this is the creation of a locally owned Town Investment Plan (TIP), agreed by the Town Deal Board (made up of key private and public sector organisations in Carlisle to lead on Carlisle’s Town Deal).
The minutes from the meetings and a draft of the Terms of Reference for the board are available below.
Carlisle is up for growth and open for business. We are a forward thinking and proactive city. A city that knows where it wants to be and has plans in place to get it there.
The private sector is valued and there is a commitment to partnership working. Strong local leadership prevails and there is a genuine appetite for innovation, flexibility and a can-do attitude.
Carlisle City Council has worked alongside Lichfields to develop a new Prospectus which highlights that there has never been a better time for developers to gain a foothold in Carlisle. We are keen to work with housebuilders and developers to bring sites forward to deliver Carlisle’s ambitious development targets.
Read the Prospectus Open the Prospectus PDF