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AWESOME MERCH 15K GRANT SCHEME

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To celebrate our 15th birthday, we are delighted to announce that we are offering three support grants totalling 15k. We will work alongside the three grant recipients. Check out our website here to see our entire range of printed merchandise.

5K Music Grant

Are you working in the music industry? Will merch help you to stand apart from the crowd? Get ready to apply on Monday 19th October. We’re looking for –

VENUES, ARTISTS, BANDS, MANAGERS, LABELS AND MORE…

We’re looking to work with you to help expand your product line and grow your physical sales by offering you merch based grants and all the work that goes with it including design, art working, photography and video for advert & content creation.

Brudenell Social Club T-Shirt by Drew Millward

5K Business Grant

Are you a business looking to up your merch game? All you need to be eligible is to be customer facing in a physical retail / hospitality location and you are good to apply. We’re looking for –

SHOPS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, BREWERIES, GALLERIES, CAFES AND MORE…

We want to help you realise your goals and take your merch to the next level. We will be on hand to assist and strategise for all aspects of your business. We will help to create content around everything you create with us.

Mini Business Cards by Bearded Creative Studio

5K Creative Grant

Are you an artist or illustrator who is struggling to see the bigger picture? Or maybe doing everything yourself is keeping you from realising your full potential. Or you may be thriving and looking to expand. Either way, we want to hear your story. We’re looking for –

ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, ILLUSTRATORS, CLOTHING COMPANIES, CRAFTERS AND MORE…

You may already have your own set up as a maker, we want you to take it to the next step. That might be a pivot, or doubling down on what you already have. Awesome Merch is here to help you every step of the way.

A6 Art Prints by Toucan Tango

What you need to do…

On Monday 19th October we will launch applications for the grant scheme. You will need to fill out a form and you can also provide supplemental material if you feel that it will support your application. Applications close on Monday 2nd November.

Hard Enamel Pin by Folio

Sample Grant

A sample breakdown of the 5k grant will be:

£1000 – DIGITAL PRINT (Prints / Posters / Stationery)

£1000 – GARMENTS (Tees / Headwear / Face Masks)

£1000 – MERCH (Pins / Patches / Badges / Banners)

£1000 – EXPERIMENTAL (New Products / Giveaways)

£1000 – MARKETING (Ads / Strategy / Consultation / Collabs / Competitions / Events)

If you have any questions, please get in touch – social@awesomemerchandise.com

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