August 19, 2014


The Fund was launched by BFC Chairman Harold Tillman in September 2008 as a legacy project for the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Those supporting The Fund are Burberry, Debenhams, Harrods, LF Europe, Marks & Spencers, Paul Smith, Topshop, Clothing at Tesco and Vogue.

The Fund provides one British based designer with £200,000 and access to high level mentoring support - additional awards of mentoring and business support may be allocated to finalists at the judging panel’s discretion.

The aim of The Fund is to assist talented British designers with the potential for commercial growth to start making the transition from a developing creative business to a global fashion brand.

In order to be eligible for this scheme, designers must have an established business based within the UK. They must have UK and international stockists and support from key media. The winner must demonstrate a clear vision for their business and how The Fund will contribute to their growth with a focus on creating a global brand.

Please ensure you complete the following four application steps:
  1. Designers will need to fill out the online application form [^]
  2. Send a copy of your business plan (including your end of year accounts).
  3. Tell us how The Fund will help.
  4. Send a copy of your portfolio. 
Deadline: The deadline is Friday 17th October 2014.

To learn more about the competition, go here

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