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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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Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund Welcomes Applications for 2022 Round


04 April 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding for groups to raise awareness of illegal money lending.

Local residents' groups, charities, private companies, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies can now apply for their share of a £160,000 funding pot to tackle loan sharks in England.

Delivered by England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), the funding has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.

Grants of £5,000 are on offer for project which:

  • Contribute to raising awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks.
  • Prevent crime and disorder and makes a difference in local communities.
  • Promote the work of the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) in communities.
  • Encourage reporting of loan sharks and signposts victims to the team.

Applications are welcomed from partnerships, with organisations each bidding for £5,000 for a collective project.

IMLT actively encourages projects and initiatives that are different from the rest and will leave a legacy in the communities in which they are delivered.

The deadline to apply is 30 June 2022.


How To Apply

The deadline to apply is 30 June 2022, with notifications expected on 20 July 2022.

An application form and FAQs document are available on the Stop Loan Sharks website.


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