Formed in 2019, the BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1185152) brings all its charitable initiatives under one umbrella supporting the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by focusing on three areas: Education, Grant-Giving & Business Mentoring and Institute of Positive Fashion.

The Foundation aims to improve equality and opportunity so that the fashion industry remains diverse and open to all, helping talented designers at all stages of their career, from school level through to becoming a global fashion brand

The Trustees of the Foundation are Stephanie Phair, Chairman, Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive Officer, and Laura Strain, Chief Operating Officer of the British Fashion Council.


The Foundation is funded through charitable donations from Patrons and Partners as well as industry fundraising at The Fashion Awards, being solely reliant on the generosity of individuals, foundations and companies.

Please support the next generation of talent by making a donation.