Improving the lives of people and communities

The Clothworkers’ Foundation improves the lives of people and communities – particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination – through grant-making. The Foundation was set up in 1977 to be the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company. Since then, The Foundation has awarded more than £152 million in capital grants to charities registered in the UK or not-for-profit organisations working across the nine areas of priority defined in its Main and Small Grants programme.

Registered Charity No. 274100.


We recognise that many of our grantees continue to experience increased difficulties due to COVID-19. We understand that your capital project may now face delays, and/or you may not be able to submit reports on time, and we wish to be as flexible and supportive as possible.

From 2021, our grants officers will begin contacting grantees for updates on their capital projects. If you would like to discuss your current situation or your capital grant, please do not hesitate to contact your grants officer by email or via our online form. 

What We Fund
What We Fund
Annual Review
Annual Review
COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 Response
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