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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.




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Lloyd’s Bank Foundation England and Wales Specialist Programme – Deadline Reminder

Health & Social Welfare

21 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Unrestricted funding for groups with a track record of supporting those experiencing complex issues.

Organisations have almost three weeks left to apply for the Lloyd’s Bank Foundation’s Specialist Programme, which is open to registered charities and Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) in England and Wales with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000.

Funding is for organisations supporting people (17 years and older) who are experiencing complex social issues resulting in a significant impact on their lives. The Foundation focuses on the following social issues:

  • Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Homeless and vulnerably housed
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Care leavers

As 'specialist organisations' applicants need to demonstrate the following:

  • In-depth services, rather than short-term or one-off support.
  • Holistic and person-centred services.
  • Personal plans in the form of written or electronic records of every person being supported, noting progress against activities.

Unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years are available.

The deadline to apply is 3 March 2023 at 5pm.


How To Apply

The deadline to apply is 3 March 2023 (5pm). Notifications are expected by 14 July 2023.

Applicants must first complete an eligibility quiz. Then, they must fill in a short contact form and will receive an email to complete the online application form.

Full guidelines and eligibility quiz can be found on the Lloyd's Bank Foundation England and Wales website.


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