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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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Grants and Funding


Global Start Up Energy Transition Award Opens for 2023

Energy, Environment & Climate

08 November 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

National and international start-up companies working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change are being supported through this programme.

The Start Up Energy Transition Award is an international competition for start-ups and young companies worldwide that are working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change.

There are five categories, all with the aim of clean energy promotion:

  1. Clean Energy & Storage
  2. Mobility & Transportation
  3. Industry
  4. Buildings & Construction
  5. Quality Energy Access & SDG – 7

The winner of each category will receive a prize of up to €10,000.

National and international companies that contribute to the success of the energy transition with their products can apply. Applicants can only apply to one category and must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The start-up must have been founded within the last 10 years and be registered or in the process of becoming registered.
  • The start-up must be able to present a functioning prototype.
  • The applicant must be able to present a proof of concept or a client, and/or an industrial/corporate/institutional partner.

The deadline to apply is 16 January 2023.


How To Apply

Applications for 2023 opened on 1 November 2022. The deadline to apply is 16 January 2023.

Applicants can apply to one category of the award by completing the appropriate online application form. Applications and supporting documentation must be in English.

More details can be accessed at the Startup Energy Transition website.


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