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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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Net Zero Heat: Rapid Assessment of Building Fabric Performance - New IUK Competition

Energy, Environment & Climate

14 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK registered organisations can apply for grants to fund solutions that reduce the cost and time required for assessing fabric performance of buildings against net zero performance targets.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to accelerate the shift to a net zero economy. The focus is on reducing the cost and time required for assessing the fabric performance of buildings and assuring net zero performance targets are achieved.

Proposals must be applicable to existing buildings requiring renovation as a priority, and be applicable to new buildings or buildings on construction.

Solutions must be able to assess fabric performance before measures are installed, during construction and re-evaluate heat performance at completion of any building works.

The competition will invest up to £1.5 million in industrial research projects and experimental development projects. Each project’s total grant funding request must be between £100,000 and £250,000.

This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, research organisation, or research and technology organisation (RTO). The lead must be or involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

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 RTO.

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2023 (11:00 GMT).


How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2023 (11:00 GMT).

Applications are made online.

More information can be accessed at the Innovate UK website.


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