The Clothworkers’ Foundation was set up by The Clothworkers’ Company in 1977. Today it aims to improve the lives of people and communities, particularly those facing disadvantage.
Through their Open Grants Programme they award grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations (including special schools). Grants are awarded towards capital projects which they define as:
- Buildings: purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment.
- Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment: this includes but is not limited to office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) equipment. It does not include equipment for one-off use, or which will be given to service users for personal use on a permanent basis.
- Vehicles: This includes a minibus, car, caravan, people-carrier, or 4X4. They are unlikely to fund the total cost of a new vehicle.
They fund both large and small projects. The size of grant awarded will depend on a number of factors including the size of your organisation and the cost and scale of your capital project. .
You must be able to demonstrate that the work of your organisation fits within one or more of the programme areas, and that at least 50% of service users benefiting from the capital project are from one or more of those groups.
- 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
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