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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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Subak Accelerator Programme for Climate Not-for-Profits – Deadline of 17 March 2023

Energy, Environment & Climate

07 March 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Funding and support package for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to participate in the Climate Accelerator programme which helps them learn how to run an effective and impactful climate not-for-profit.

Subak finds, funds and scales not-for-profit organisations that are tackling climate change through a data-driven approach.

The three-month Accelerator programme, running from 15 May to 28 July 2023, is designed to help early-stage climate not-for-profit organisations develop and scale.

Subak is offering the following benefits to participants:

  • Up to £10,000 non-equity grant funding
  • Expert mentoring
  • 1-to-1s with Subak team
  • Unique four pillar curriculum building core skills in business, tech, data and impact.
  • Access to Subak’s network of senior leaders in tech, data, climate and policy
  • Hot desk space in Subak's London office
  • Benefits package including credits and discounts for tech and data software
  • Invitations to Subak events
  • Lifelong membership to Subak's community and exclusive Slack workspace

Applications are accepted from not-for-profits which includes private organisations that are either charities or private companies limited by guarantee without share capital. This can include social enterprises/CIC’s, charities, and Ltd companies limited by guarantee without share capital, as well as other incorporations where being a ‘not-for-profit’ is explicitly defined in the articles of incorporation.

The deadline for applications is 17 March 2023.


How To Apply

The timeline is as follows:

  • Application window: 23 January to 17 March 2023
  • Interviews: 27 – 31 March
  • Offers extended: 3 -7 April
  • Onboarding: 24 April - 12 May
  • Cohort 2 Accelerator: 15 May – 28 July 2023

Full details about the programme structure, content, eligibility and application can be found on Subak’s website along with the online application form.


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