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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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Innovate UK Launches UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Competition

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28 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for funding to increase and facilitate their engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.

Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) will support research and development for the scale-up of battery technologies within the UK, conducted by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It will support SMEs to access the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) and demonstrate technologies at suitable scales to customers.

The competition aims to move UK battery innovations from technological potential towards commercial capability, and develop and secure material and manufacturing supply chains for battery technologies in the UK.

Up to £1.5 million has been allocated to fund experimental development projects in this competition. Each project’s total costs must be between £100,000 and £1.1 million.

Funding support will be offered for labour, travel and subsistence, overheads and subcontracting only.

This competition is open to single applicants only. To lead a project an organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise.

The deadline for applications is 4 April 2023 (11:00 BST).


How To Apply

The competition opened on 21 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 4 April 2023 (11:00 BST).

More information can be accessed at the Innovate UK website.


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