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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


Launch of IUK’s Feasibility Studies in Quantum Computing Applications Competition

Digital & Technology

14 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK registered businesses can apply for grants to fund innovative solutions to industrial problems using Quantum Computing.

Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) is funding innovative solutions to industrial problems using quantum computing (QC). The aim is to bring together end-users from many industry sectors, with experts in QC. They will identify and develop use cases in the UK that demonstrate the potential and commercial benefits of this technology.

The industry sectors are, but not limited to, manufacturing, transport, and financial services.

Up to £8 million has been allocated to fund feasibility projects in this competition. Each project’s total costs must not exceed £500,000.

This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project, an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

To collaborate with the lead, an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, academic institution, charity, not for profit, public sector organisation, or research and technology organisation (RTO).

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).


How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

Applications are made online.

For more information, visit the UK Government website.


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