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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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Social Action Fund for Schools Opens 1 November

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01 November 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants available to schools in England to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

The Ormiston Trust is a grant-giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that provide direct assistance to children, young people, and families across England.

The £54 million #iwill Fund is a joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.

The #iwill campaign is now offering open grants of up to £1000 to support schools who want to embed sustainable youth social action (YSA) at scale in their schools. The aim is for the social action projects to start in schools in mid-January 2023, with significant progress to be made in the programme by May/June 2023.

There are four main funding areas within the programme:

  • Environment and Climate Justice
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Community-based Issues.

Applicants must be a primary or secondary school based in England.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

The fund will open to applications on 1 November 2022 with a deadline of 16 December 2022.


How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 16 December 2022.

For more information, visit the Ormiston Trust website.


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