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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.

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Grantway

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Grantway is a new grant search portal available completely free of charge.

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Grants and Funding

Clubs in Crisis Fund

Sports, Recreation and Tourism

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Grants are available to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Different deadlines may apply depending on the individual community foundation administering the fund locally.

Vinci UK Foundation Grants

Health & Social Welfare Funding

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Grants are available for innovative projects across the UK and Ireland which tackle one or more of the Foundation's areas in the fight against social exclusion: access to employment, insertion through housing, inclusive mobility and building better communities.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

Masonic Charitable Foundation Hospice Grants – Re-Imaging Day Hospice Services

Health & Social Welfare Funding

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Up to ten grants are available for adult and children’s hospices in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to re-open day hospice services for patients both virtually and face-to-face following on from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022 (17:00) with notification in early April 2022.

Friends of the Elderly - Grants for Older People

Health & Social Welfare Funding

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Small grants are available to support older people living on low incomes in England and Wales with the costs of home essentials, unexpected large bills, living costs and getting connected online.

Applications can be made at any time.

Cumbria Community Foundation - NHS Hospital Discharge Support Fund

Health & Social Welfare Funding

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Grants are available for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations in North Cumbria to support people returning home from hospital, enabling them to live more independent lives.

Although there is no deadline, organisations should apply as soon as possible and not wait to make an application.

Artemis Charitable Foundation

Health & Social Welfare Funding

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Grants are available for UK-registered charities operating in the UK and internationally to support projects in the areas of health, poverty, education, and the environment.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The trustees meet at the end of each month to consider applications.

Impetus - Social Emotional Learning for Education Attainment Grant

Community Funding

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Funding is available to charities and social enterprises in the UK, who are working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds for social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions that could help improve educational attainment, with the aim of them becoming stronger and more effective.

Applicants must first complete the online eligibility checker form by the deadline of 17 January 2022.

Dying Matters Community Grants Programme

Community Funding

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Grants are available for community-led arts and culture projects taking place in communities across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to make it easier for people to talk about death and dying.

The deadline for applications is 21 February 2022 (5pm). Notification of decisions will be made by end of March 2022.

Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner - Property Fund

Community Funding

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Grants are available to local voluntary and community groups, schools, and parish councils for projects that support the Cumbria Police and Crime Plan and make a difference to their local communities.

Applications are normally considered on a quarterly basis. The next deadline is 21 January 2022.

Community Resilience Fund

Community Funding

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Easy-to-access grants for groups that are involved in supporting their community through the ongoing Coronavirus work in Cumbria.

All grant funding must be spent by 30 September 2022.

Aviva Community Fund (with Crowdfunding)

Community Funding

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Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK who can raise their initial funding through a crowdfunding campaign for projects that address Aviva’s current themes of climate champions and financial empowerment.

Applications are open all year with quarterly funding rounds for eligible charities.

Armed Forces Covenant Trust - Afghanistan Veterans' Fund

Community Funding

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Grants are available to UK charities for projects that improve wellbeing, resilience and promote good mental health for veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 17 January 2022.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Business, Enterprise and Regeneration

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Grants for England's hospitality businesses (defined as accommodation, food & beverage services) and leisure premises that have suffered losses owing to a lack of trade because of the effects of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

 

Majonzi Fund

Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

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Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups for events and activities which commemorate those whose lives have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

Funding is intended to provide bereavement and grief support to members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community affected by loss due to COVID-19.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of February 2022.

Arts Council England - Let’s Create Jubilee Fund Opens for Applications

Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

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Groups can now apply for funding to deliver creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

Projects can begin from 1 April 2022 so that preparation such as rehearsals may take place. Public-facing activity should take place in June near the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

Groups should refer to their local Community Foundation for details of the closing date in their area.

Defra Announces Landscape Recovery Scheme

Energy, Environment & Climate Funding

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Landowners or managers will be supported to carry out changes to land-use and habitat restoration in England, such as establishing new nature reserves, restoring floodplains, or creating woodland and wetlands.

Applications for the first wave of 15 Landscape Recovery projects will open shortly. At this stage Defra will be releasing an invitation to apply and publishing full scheme guidance.

Defra Reveals Plans for Upcoming Local Nature Recovery Scheme

Energy, Environment & Climate Funding

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Support will be offered to farmers in England for locally-targeted actions which make space for nature, such as creating wildlife habitat, planting trees or restoring peat and wetland areas.

Defra plans to make an early version of the scheme available to a limited number of people in 2023 as part of its plans for testing and rolling out the scheme. The scheme will then be rolled out across the whole country by the end of 2024.

EUROGIA2030 Issues First 2022 Call for Proposals

Energy, Environment & Climate Funding

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Support for pan-European consortia to develop low carbon technologies in fields such as carbon-free energy, green mobility, smart cities, smart housing, bioresources and sustainable environment.

Proposals for EUROGIA Call 19 must be submitted by the deadline of 18 February 2022 (5pm CET).

Deadline Extended for England’s Culture Recovery Fund Emergency Resource Support

Resources and Support Funding

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Grants are still available for England’s cultural organisations, across all sectors, that were previously solvent but now find themselves financially at-risk because of the impacts of coronavirus.

Applicants must first complete a 'Permission to Apply' form. The deadline for submission of this form has been extended by one week, to 18 January 2022.

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Emergency Resource - Application Deadline Extended

Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

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The application deadline for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Emergency Resource Support has been extended by one week. The Fund is part of the £1.57 billion rescue package announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to safeguard cultural and heritage organisations across the UK from the economic impact of COVID-19.

The deadline for applications has been extended by one week. Applications will be accepted until 18 January 2022.

NATEP Helping SMEs Innovate in Aerospace

Business Funding

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UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects.

The closing date for applications is 11:00am on 12 January 2022.

 

Innovate UK Smart Grants

Business Funding

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UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

The closing date for this fund is 11:00am on 12 January 2022.

Automative Transformation Fund

Business Funding

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Registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

The closing date for this fund is 11:00am on 12 January 2022.

Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

Business Funding

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UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.

The deadline is 11:00am on 26 January 2022.

Heat Pump Ready Programme - Strands 1 & 2 Now Open

Energy, Environment & Climate Funding

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A new government innovation fund which aims to make clean heat systems smaller, easier to install and cheaper to run is now open.

The deadline for applications to Steam 1 is 22 February 2022 (14:00 GMT) and the deadline for Stream 2 is 15 February 2022 (14:00 GMT).

PropTech Engagement Fund Opens New Funding Round

Support & Resources Funding

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Funding available to local authorities in England to support the widespread adoption of digital citizen engagement tools and services within the planning process.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted by the deadline 25 January 2022.

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