CAPITB Trust is an independent charity providing support and funding for “people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry”.

Formerly the “Clothing and Allied Products Industry Training Board”, the Trust was established in 1990 and each year seeks to make donations to projects that will enhance skills within the British clothing industry. CAPITB Trust is a perpetual trust and will continue to fund fashion training as long as the need exists.

The Grants Committee, made up of Board members who are experts from the industry, assess how each application will benefit the fashion and textiles industry. The Trust’s grants have benefited a number of businesses, including Richard Anderson, Henry Poole & Co, H Huntsman & Sons, Future Textiles Limited, Bonnie Tartan, Bebop Dancewear, Harwick Knitwear, the Scottish Textile and Leather Association and Samuel Brothers.

As well as its own funding activities, the Trust also works in partnership with and accepts donations from other likeminded grant making bodies and is proud to be associated with the Fashion Enter, Textile Centre of Excellence and UK Fashion and Textile Association. CAPITB Trust also supports industry initiatives that showcase existing and emerging skilled individuals, such as the Golden Shears Awards with the Merchant Taylors.

CAPITB Trust might be able to help you with your fashion training needs; find out if you’re eligible to apply for a grant by clicking here.