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The Clothworkers’ Foundation

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The Clothworkers’ Foundation provides capital grants to UK charities, which have below £15m annual income. They also carry out proactive, regular and textile programmes.

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Eligible Organisations

Eligible organisations must meet the following criteria:

  • UK charities or not-for-profit organisations
  • The organisation must be working in one or more these programme areas – alcohol and substance misuse, disabled people, disadvantaged and minority communities, disadvantaged young people, domestic and sexual violence, older people, homelessness, prisoners and ex-offenders and visual impairment
  • For a Main Grant, annual income must be below £15m
  • For a Small Grant, annual income must be less than £250,000

Suitable Projects

The grants provided are aimed at one-off capital projects, such as:

  • Buildings – purchasing, constructing, refurbishment or renovation
  • Fixtures, fittings and equipment
  • Vehicles

Application Process

Review the grant guidelines and frequently asked questions and decide on whether the Small or Large Grant Programme should be applied for an eligibility quiz should then be completed, which will provide access to the online application form.

Important Dates

There is no deadline for the programme. Applications are welcomed at any time.

Funding Range

The Trustees ask that a specific amount is not requested. The Board will decide the amount of grant to be awarded.

The Main Grants programme generally funds 10% or more of the project cost balance.

The Small Grants programme generally funds between 50% and 100% of the balance, up to a maximum of £10,000 (or £15,000 if it is a vehicle).

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