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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.




Grantway is a new grant search portal available completely free of charge.

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£2m Sky Zero Footprint Fund Opens for 2023

Energy, Environment & Climate

04 April 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK media agencies, creatives and brands can once again access funding to help accelerate and amplify positive environmental messages and behavioural change, through TV advertising.

Established by Sky as part of its campaign to be net zero carbon by 2030, the Sky Zero Footprint Fund will support brands that are committed to driving positive behavioural change and tangible impact towards a more sustainable future.

Open to UK media agencies, creative agencies and brands, the £2 million Fund will support businesses to accelerate and amplify their initiatives to change the world for the better through the influence of TV and advertising.

A judging panel will evaluate entries based on their commitment to a carbon zero future – whether this means showcasing how their business operates in a sustainable way; how their products are built to help reduce their carbon footprint, or how they are inspiring and normalising positive behavioural change amongst their customers to protect the environment.

From the entries, a selected number of brands will progress to a live pitch with the judges. The five most impactful and creative ideas will share the £2 million pot of media value. Each business is guaranteed at least £250,000 with the strongest submission securing £1 million for its campaign.

The five winners will be announced in August before progressing with the TV advert production.

Applications must be submitted by 26 May 2023.


How To Apply

The entry deadline is 26 May 2023.

For stage 1, entrants are required to enter online.

More details can be accessed at the Sky website.



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