CAPITB Trust works with various industry leading bodies to support the development of skills in the fashion and textiles sectors. CAPITB Trust accepts applications for grants from individuals and businesses of all sizes. The Board of industry experts considers every application and welcomes any application that demonstrates how the fund can be used to enhance the skill base and capability of the fashion and textile industry.

CAPITB Trust is interested in grant applications from the following:

  • Companies within the British Fashion and Textile Industry who need financial assistance to provide a training programme for skills.
  • Organisations running, or intending to run competitions that promote the development of skills needed by the British Fashion and Textile Industry.
  • Other Awarding Bodies related to skills development, where combined funding leads to enhanced benefits to the Industry.
  • Individuals to enable them to enter and/or complete a training programme that will provide them with the skills required by the Industry. An employer capable and willing to provide the required training must be identified.
  • Individuals already employed within the Industry, who need to acquire additional skills which will advance their career and service to the Fashion and Textile sector. A capable and willing training provider must be identified.

CAPITB Trust does not support:

  • The running costs of voluntary bodies or the continuing provision of a service, however worthwhile.
  • Grants for capital or building costs. Grants for equipment are allowed when they are part of a project that is otherwise acceptable. We do not make grants solely for purchase of equipment (including computers).
  • Projects that could be considered by a government department, a Research Council or a more appropriate charity.
  • Grants to attend conferences or seminars.
  • Grants for the production of web-sites or related internet-based projects, films or videos, or for exhibitions
  • Provide individuals with help towards school fees, a university course, or a gap year project.
  • Respond to requests for financial help from or on behalf of individuals in distress