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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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United Utilities Trust Fund’s Organisational Grant Programme Opens for NW Applications


27 April 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

A small number of grants are available to organisations in North West England to fund money advice/financial literacy projects that encourage financial stability and promote competent money management.

Registered charities, voluntary organisations, not-for-profit organisation or public benefit entities that are able to deliver services within the United Utilities Trust Fund geographic area of North West England can apply now.

The grants of up to £40,000 each are being made available for a one-year term and can cover all costs associated with project delivery.

The Trust will consider applications from organisations that can deliver debt and financial capability projects but are keen to encourage applications from:

  • Grass roots community groups who wish to provide money and debt advice alongside other community services.
  • Organisations who can develop online content and provide digital outreach services around debt and financial literacy.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Enhance and develop the provision of money advice services to individuals within the United Utilities Trust Fund geographical area.
  • Demonstrate that it will provide a benefit to customers of United Utilities who are in hardship and unable to meet the costs of water charges.
  • Support a ‘deprived community’ where a significant majority of the residents live in the worst 10% Lower Super Output Areas or Wards in England and/or where there is a high incidence of debt.

There is a two-stage application process.

The deadline for stage one applications is 31 May 2022.


How To Apply

There are two stages to the application process. Applicants will need to complete the Stage One application form to provide details of their organisation and an outline of their project. All Stage One applications will be individually assessed, and projects considered to have the most merit will be invited to progress to Stage Two.

Eligibility criteria and the Stage One application form can be found on the United Utilities Trust Fund website.

The deadline for Stage One applications is 31 May 2022.


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