Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme
Some local councils offer a Real Nappy Incentive voucher scheme to encourage the use of reusable nappies over disposables. See the list below and contact your local council for details of any schemes in your local area.
Bells Bumz Eco Cloth Nappy Scheme is the first Nationwide scheme where you can apply regardless of where in the UK Mainland you reside. Bells Bumz wanted to launch this scheme as local council schemes are not equitable across the UK, meaning that you may not have a scheme where you live. Some local councils offer a Real Nappy Incentive voucher scheme to encourage the use of reusable nappies over disposables. However, not all councils offer this opportunity to give cloth nappies a go.
Council real nappy trials, incentive schemes and vouchers can range from a free kit, through to a free trial kit that you return, to £30 cash back or vouchers, Bells Bumz wanted to offer a national cloth nappy incentive scheme regardless of where in the UK Mainland you live.
1 baby can use up to 5,000 disposable nappies, 1 disposable nappy can take up to 300 years to degrade and throughout your babies time in nappies they can cost up to £1300. Cloth nappies are often a more affordable option, especially when you are likely to have future children or where you can sell on your preloved cloth nappies to new parents when you are done. Real nappies can help minimise waste and save you money.
An alternative or additional option to a real nappy council incentive scheme or the Bells Bumz Cloth nappy incentive scheme would be using a UK cloth nappy library such as our hire kits
Local Council Real Nappy Incentive Schemes
The schemes vary from council to council and some do not have schemes available. The ones listed below are the ones we currently know about. If you know of one that isn't listed please do let us know.
Where a voucher is offered you normally need to apply for this directly through the council before buying cloth nappies. Where a cashback is offered typically you need to send in a receipt (which we provide) to claim back the funds. Please do check with your council scheme and read their terms and conditions before buying cloth nappies if you plan to use one of these schemes. Links are provided below.
Options Available under the Bells Bumz real nappy incentive scheme:
A Free nappy plus a single use voucher code worth up to £80 off.
A Trial Pack for £19.99 (worth over £45) plus a single use voucher code worth up to £80 off.
A Try Cloth for a Day kit for £49.99 (worth over £96) plus a single use voucher code worth up to £80 off.
A single use voucher code worth up to £80 off (sent electronically).
Bedfordshire - £25 cashback on real nappy purchases of £50 or more
Berkshire - £30 cashback voucher
Bournemouth - £30 cashback voucher
Bradford - Free washable nappy kit worth £45
Bracknell Forest - £30 cashback on the purchase of real nappies
Brent - Nappy lending service
Broxbourne - Nappy starter kit or £50 cashback
Derbyshire - £25 cashback when you spend £50 on real nappies
Devon - Free trial kit
Dorset - £30 cashback voucher
Dudley - £30 cashback when you spend £50 on real nappies or accessories
Essex - £30 cashback when you purchase real nappies
Gloucestershire - £30 cashback when you purchase real nappies
Guernsey - £35 cashback when you purchase real nappies
Hertfordshire - 15% off with selected suppliers
Hertsmere - £50 cashback or Nappy Starter kit
Huntingdon - 15% off with selected suppliers
Leeds - Free Nappy Starter pack or £30 cashback
Leicestershire - Lend residents a reusable nappy kit
Lewisham - £25 voucher issued for purchasing real nappies
Lincolnshire - Lend residents a reusable nappy kit
London - see below for London boroughs
Luton - £40 cashback on real nappy purchases of £50 or more
Northamptonshire - Lend residents a reusable nappy kit
North Somerset - Free loan kits, advice and demos
Oxfordshire - Real Nappy loan scheme
Rutland - Real Nappy loan scheme
Selby - £30 cashback for purchasing reusable nappies
Sheffield - £10 Voucher to spend on Real Nappies
South Gloucestershire - Discounted Nappy Kits
Stevenage £50 cashback on the purchase of real nappies or a Free Nappy Starter Kit
Three Rivers - £50 towards the cost of real nappies or a Free Nappy Starter Kit
Wakefield - Free Washable Nappy Trial Kit
Walsall- £30 cashback when you spend £50 or more on real nappies
Watford - £50 cashback when you purchase real nappies
Wealdon - Lend residents a reusable nappy kit
Wiltshire - Free one-months trial kit
Wokingham - Cashback Scheme
Gwynedd - Free real nappy trial pack or a £30 voucher for the purchase of real nappies
Pembrokeshire - £30 cashback when you spend over £50 or £60 cashback when you spend over £150 on real nappies
Swansea - A whopping £100 cashback on your spend on reusable nappies!
Powys - An incentive of up to £100 (minimum of £50) per family, towards the cost of reusable nappies
Edinburgh - Real nappy starter kit through Changeworks
Inverclyde - Grants for up to £80 cashback when you purchase reusable nappies
Belfast City Council - Free two week trial and £30 cashback scheme on purchases of £50 of nappies
Derry City & Strabane - £30 cashback when you purchase reusable nappies
Lisburn & Castlereagh - £30 cashback when you purchase reusable nappies
Newry, Mourne and Down - £30 cashback when you purchase reusable nappies
Real Nappies for London
The Real Nappies for London Campaign provide residents of certain London boroughs with vouchers up to £54.15 to put towards real nappy purchases.
Barnet - £54.15 cashback
Bexley - £50 cashback
Camden - £54.15 cashback
Enfield - £54.15 cashback
Hackney - £54.15 voucher
Haringey - £54.15 voucher
Islington - £54.15 voucher
Lambeth- £40 cashback
Southwark - free nappy starter pack
Sutton - £35 cashback
Oldham - £30 cashback
Waltham Forest - £54.15 cashback
West London Waste lend residents a Nappy Starter Pack:
Southwark - offer a trial pack