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06 Feb 2023

UK | Fashion, Textiles and Technology grant 2023

The British Council is calling for applications from designers, design entrepreneurs, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from UK and Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries for the “New Landscapes: Fashion, Textiles and Technology Catalyst Research and Development Grant Scheme”, to take place between April and August 2023.

The pilot programme was launched in October 2021 as a collaboration between University of the Arts London Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute (UAL FTTI), British Council and 5 ODA countries to promote the cultural, social and environmental values of a sustainable global fashion and textiles sector

The Grant Scheme will provide 5 collaborative grants of up to 6,000 GBP cash and up to 15,000 GBP in-kind support to proposals that:

  • Grow global networks to enable development of practice, experimentation and testing of sustainable design and production solutions that inspire positive environmental change
  • Support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to exchange methods of designing and producing in a more sustainable and socially engaged way
  • Support young designers to become advocates for sustainable, ethical and socially engaged fashion, textiles and related technologies


  • The call is open to all designers, design entrepreneurs, and SMEs from UK and Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries (within the ASEM member countries, this includes: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Viet Nam, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Thailand)
  • Applications must be a partnership between at least 1 UK applicant and a maximum of 2 co-applicants, based in 1 or more ODA country
  • The lead applicant must be based in the UK and have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Applicants must provide evidence of true collaboration, knowledge exchange and mutual benefit for all partners (including ODA countries) in their application
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to deliver the project activity between April 2023 to August 2023

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 6 February 2023