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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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Lloyd’s of London Foundation Seeking Charity Partnerships


08 November 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding to promote community resilience across the UK.

Registered charities in the UK can now apply to the latest grants programme from Lloyd’s of London Foundation, an independent charity founded and funded by Lloyd’s.

The scheme offers grants of £25,000 to £50,000 to organisations which can meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • An annual income of below £50 million.
  • Supporting people and communities directly.
  • Supporting groups that are at risk or hard to reach.
  • Demonstrating good governance and due diligence.
  • Collaborating with other organisations in the sector.
  • Evidence-based proposals.
  • Demonstrative long-term stability.
  • Offering employee engagement opportunities to the Lloyd’s market including business collaboration, fundraising, volunteering, pro-bono support and awareness raising.

Grants can be spent on costs associated with project delivery, with activities expected to fall into at least one of the programme’s themes:

  • Employability.
  • Disaster avoidance and relief.
  • Social mobility.
  • Mental health.
  • Climate.

International organisations are eligible as long as they have a UK presence.

The deadline to apply is 23.59 on 11 December 2022.


How To Apply

The deadline to apply is 11 December 2022 at 23.59. Notifications are expected by 19 December 2022.

Guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Lloyd's of London website.


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