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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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MOD Education Support Fund

Education, Employment and Training

27 April 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available to publicly funded schools, academies and free schools throughout the UK to mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of their service communities.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is providing the Education Support Fund (ESF) to help mitigate the effects of significant mobility and/or deployment of service communities.

Schools are a critical part of supporting service families. Children may have to change school when a service parent is posted or the school may support a pupil when a parent is absent for long periods of time. This fund is available to support schools in embedding practices that can benefit the service children and their school.

The MOD are seeking bids that will equip Service children with the skills to cope with significant mobility and deployment throughout their schooling as well as bids which deal with the here and now challenges faced by schools.


How To Apply

The next round of the ESF will open to applications on 9 May 2022. The deadline for applications will be 30 September 2022.

Applications from England, Scotland and Wales should be forwarded to [email protected]

For more information, visit the GOV UK website.


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