London Fashion Showcasing Fund


The London Fashion Showcasing Fund (LFSF) was established in 2008 to provide a transparent application process for fashion showcasing event funding. Funded originally by the London Development Agency (LDA) and now by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and managed by the British Fashion Council, the LFSF supports events taking place throughout the year, including during London Fashion Week, which showcase the talents of emerging fashion designers.
 
To be considered for LFSF funding, an event must:
  • Showcase and support emerging fashion talent
  • Be innovative and exciting
  • Be good value for money
  • Not duplicate existing events
  • Have a long term plan or life expectancy
  • Address issues of diversity and equal opportunities

Applications are considered by an independent committee against a specific set of criteria. 

The call for funding for the period April 2020 – March 2021 is now closed.

Eligibility

To be considered for LFSF funding, applicants must meet key criteria including:

  • Providing support for emerging fashion talent
  • Promoting the industry and boosting investment
  • Value for money
  • Sustainability
  • Track record
  • Evidence of need 
  • Widening access and supporting diversity
  • Applications from individual designers are not considered.
  • Events must be London-based. 

Application process

  • Applicants must complete an application form, addressing the criteria set out in the funding guidelines (as above)
  • Applications are considered by an independent selection panel 
  • Successful applicants may be asked to submit full accounts and insurance documents for GLA Due Diligence procedures.

Deadlines
The call for funding for the period April 2020 – March 2021 is now open.  

Application forms and funding guides can be obtained from Emma Early at Emma.Early@britishfashioncouncil.com 

Submissions will only be considered where completed in the London Fashion Showcasing Fund application form.  

Completed applications must be submitted by the stated deadline of 5pm, Friday 6th March 2020.