Community Sharewear Franchise Network

Between June 2020 and June 2021 Sharewear volunteers supported     24,000 people in clothing poverty. This need was NOT due to Covid 19. Clothing Poverty is the hidden issue affecting millions of the 14 million people in poverty in the UK today. Since our humble beginnings in 2014 we have supported in excess of 50,000 people in the UK. We need YOUR help to bring free clothing support to those who need it in your own communities. Our franchise network is designed to effectively bring even more of the UK’s unwanted, unworn, unsold or discarded clothing – of as-new and brand new quality– to those who most need it. By working with churches and community organisations and groups, we hope to bring about the day when no-one has #NothingToWear.

When you join our Community Sharewear franchise network you will receive:

  • Full training and ongoing support from Sharewear’s National Lead and our Regional employees
  • An operating manual/access to our operating portal
  • Template website tailored to your own Community Sharewear
  • Branding artwork (including leaflets, banners, etc.)
  • Your own Sharewear domain email account
  • Your own Sharewear Facebook page
    • Data processing support
  • Waste collection service
  • Access to corporate relationships formed nationally by Sharewear Clothing Scheme, providing brand new high street name clothing.
  • Rails, equipment and start up stock (with subsequent regular stock deliveries until your own clothes donor network becomes more established)
  • Potential access to employability programmes secured by Sharewear Clothing Scheme
  • Support with regional grant applications

Our franchise fee is £1200 , with a small annual renewal fee to be applied from your own local fundraising. This contribution helps towards the costs of providing you with all of the above.


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We can’t wait to welcome you to Team Sharewear!

Sharewear was recognised at one of the Top 100 Changemakers in the UK in 2020