eBay Circular Fashion Fund 2023

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eBay Circular Fashion Fund 2023

The eBay Circular Fashion Fund is back for another year. It’s their funding project in partnership with The British Fashion Council and if successful could land you up to £25,000!

We’re dedicated to fostering fashion’s circular economy, providing opportunities for businesses which bring new technology and services to make us think differently about circular fashion – but we can’t do it alone.

The Circular Fashion Fund is on a mission to support innovative businesses that are using technology to change customer behaviour within the fashion industry. Together with The British Fashion Council, we’re on the lookout for forward-thinking solutions which will develop the way we think about fashion’s circular economy.

– eBay

If you are in the circular fashion vertical, apply today! Successful applicants will get up to £25,000 in funding to grow their business, as well as a bespoke mentoring programme with industry experts.

For some inspiration on what it takes to win, check out last year’s winners.

Judging process

  • Closing date for applications will be Friday 20 October 2023. 
  •  Applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted by Monday 6 November 2023. 
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the eBay team. The next process will be to pitch their proposals to a panel committee consisting of industry experts and eBay leadership w/c 13 November 2023.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the eBay Circular Fashion Fund, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant’s company should be based in the United Kingdom, registered with Companies House (not a sole trader) and can be a charity, social enterprise or registered company.
  • Applicants should be trading for a minimum of 6 months and a max of 6 years.
  • Please note this is open to both eBay and non-eBay sellers.

Assessment criteria

Applications will be reviewed based on the following areas:

  • The ability to leverage emerging technologies to create products or services which advance fashion’s circular economy.
  • Have a unique value proposition that has game-changing advantages over other alternatives.
  • The business model is commercially viable and economically desirable.
  • The business not only addresses a need but also solves a problem.
  • The business has an immediate and longer-term impact on people and the planet.
  • Quality and completeness of the application form.

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