Welcome to Open 4 Funding
A suite of online funding search portals designed to empower local individuals and organisations by giving them all the information they need to find relevant finance and support.
Open 4 Funding uniquely enables you to provide an enhanced support service for local businesses, community groups, public sector bodies or students without having to commit additional resources or staff time.
End-users are given free access to an easy to navigate online tool so they can search for themselves through all the funding opportunities available to them.
The portal provides comprehensive coverage of all available funding opportunities, including European Union, national Government programmes, regional schemes and local initiatives, and is kept fully up to date by an in-house research team.
It also includes a number of proactive features that offer users additional value. They can set up automatic email alerts so they are first to know when relevant new or updated funds are added, as well as signing up to weekly newsletters packed with the latest funding announcements.
Users access the websites via an email-based registration process, giving you vital intelligence on who is using the service. Full monthly statistical breakdowns are also provided to help evaluate the portal’s impact and help you demonstrate its value for money.
The Open 4 Funding suite incorporates the following portals:
- Open 4 Business – enables businesses to search for EU, Government, RDA and local authority-provided grants, loans, venture capital funds and tax credits.
- Open 4 Community – empowers charities, voluntary organisations and other third sector groups to search for Government, Lottery and charitable trust funding.
- Open 4 Learning – lets current and prospective students search through all available grants, bursaries, scholarships and other funds on offer to gain new skills and qualifications.
- Open 4 Social Enterprise – enables you to provide a one stop shop of all the funding and support on offer to help social enterprises succeed and grow.