The Clothworkers' Foundation

funding update

Aims/priorities: 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 abuse.
  • Older people.
  • Homelessness.
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders.
  • Visual impairment.

Who can apply? UK registered charities, community interest companies, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools) with an annual income under £15 million can apply.

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.

Grant amount:  Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees who will determine what level of grant they will give.

Application process: Applicants must first complete an online eligibility quiz to get access to an online application form.

Deadline:  Applications may be submitted at any time.

Website address:

Not specified
Charitable Company
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Health and Wellbeing
Older People
Women and Girls