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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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Semiconductor Manufacturing Scale-up - IUK Launches Feasibility Competition

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01 March 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK registered organisations can apply for funding for feasibility studies into ways to improve and scale-up semiconductor design and manufacture within the UK.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to enable UK businesses in the semiconductor supply chain to develop their manufacturing capability. This will be achieved by building resilience for the key area of enabling technologies.

This competition has been launched with the aims of:

  • Understanding the existing facilities and capabilities.
  • Identifying best practice.
  • Establishing innovations and new manufacturing techniques.
  • Encouraging new collaborations across industry and academia.

Up to £1.5 million has been allocated to fund feasibility study projects. Each project’s total costs must not exceed £150,000.

The competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project, an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size. It 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 research and technology organisation (RTO).

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).


How To Apply

The competition opened on 27 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

Applications are made online.

More information is available at the Innovate UK website.


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