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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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New Round of Climate Grants from JAC Trust

Energy, Environment & Climate

07 February 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding to support forcibly displaced people and their host communities to respond to the climate crisis.

Registered charities and social enterprises can now apply for the next bout of funding from JAC Trust’s climate programme.

The Trust seeks to help forcibly displaced people and their host communities to adapt to the climate crisis and promote environmental recovery and protection.

The funding is for projects that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Deliver tangible improvements in the quality of life of the people with whom the Trust works.
  • Have a positive impact on the natural environment (protection or restoration).
  • Foster positive engagement between displaced people and their host community.

Projects can take place globally, with the exception of the UK, where work will not be funded.

Organisations must have an annual income of less than £10 million to be eligible.

Multi-year grants of up to £60,000 in total are available and the funds must be used within 36 months.

The deadline to apply is 8 March 2023.


How To Apply

The fund is open until 9am on 8 March 2023.

All applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system.

Guidelines are available on the JAC Trust website.


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