NEW FUNDING is available for businesses in Carlisle during the coronavirus pandemic.

Carlisle City Council will offer an Additional Restrictions Grant handed down by Government.

The support funding available through the city council's website is available for "Businesses that will not be able to operate during this period of national restrictions" or tier three rules.

The grant is aimed at affected businesses who are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant which includes B&Bs subject to Council Tax, market traders where their regular market has been cancelled and care services e.g. hairdressers.