Application Process & Form



  • Applicants should be over three years in business
  • Applicants should be based in the United Kingdom
  • The applicant's collection should consist of womenswear or accessories and not consist of menswear or bridal wear
  • Applicants should have both international and UK stockists
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate support from both UK and international media
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a clear vision on how The Fund will contribute to the growth of your business
  • Applicants can apply up to five times
  • The award can only be won once

Application Process

  • Applications for 2018 are now closed
  • The online application form includes: Business and financial information; catwalk looks/portfolio upload; end of year financial accounts upload; and you will be asked how The Fund money will be spent. Failure to complete the form correctly will make your application invalid
  • Applicants must ensure that they have the following information available before starting the application process:       

    Company information
    Look book (JPEG or PDF)
    Financial information: please download and complete the Excel document before completing your application
    End of year accounts for 2015 or 2016 (PDF)
    How they would spend the money

  • The applications will be reviewed by a judging committee chaired by British Vogue Editor Edward Enninful OBE alongside industry experts and funding representatives who will select a shortlist
  • The shortlist will be informed via email and invited to submit their five year business plan focusing on areas for growth and how the prize money will help develop their business into a global brand
  • The shortlist will be interviewed by the Fund judging committee at the end of January 2018
  • The Winner will be announced in April 2018

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