The Clothworkers’ Foundation is the independent charitable arm of The Clothworkers’ Company, and is one of the top 50 charitable grant makers in the UK.
The Clothworkers’ Foundation aims to use its funding to improve the quality of life for people and communities that face disadvantage. Grants are available to UK charities under its Open Grants Programme to fund capital projects, such as buildings, equipment and vehicles, that fit within one its nine areas of interest:
- Alcohol and substance misuse
- People with disabilities.
- Disadvantaged minority communities
- Disadvantaged young people
- Domestic and sexual violence
- Older people
- Prisoners and ex-offenders
- Visual impairment
Who can apply
UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools) with an annual income under £15 million can apply.
Match funding is likely to be required.
When to apply
Applications may be submitted at any time.
How to apply
Applicants must first complete an online eligibility quiz to get access to an online application form: https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/eligibility-quiz/
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the work of their organisation fits within one or more of the Foundation’s programme areas and that at least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project are from one or more of those groups.
The Foundation is unable to provide general advice or guidance over the phone or via email and applicants are strongly advised to read the guidance and FAQs on the Foundation’s website before applying.
Contact the Clothworkers’ Foundation for further information. https://www.clothworkersfoundation.org.uk/what-we-fund/