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.

Nationwide

Bells Bumz

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).

England

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

Cumbria - £30 cashback; redeem your Cumbria Council Nappy Voucher at The Nappy Gurus

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

Wales

Carlisle - £45 voucher for the purchase of real nappies; redeem your Carlisle Council Nappy Incentive Voucher at The Nappy Gurus

Denbighshire - £75 voucher for the purchase of real nappies; redeem your Denbighshire Council Nappy Incentive Voucher at The Nappy Gurus

Flintshire - £75 voucher for the purchase of real nappies; redeem your Flintshire Council Nappy Incentive Voucher at The Nappy Gurus

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

Torfaen - £30 voucher for the purchase of real nappies; redeem your Torfaen Council Nappy Incentive Voucher at The Nappy Gurus

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

Scotland

Edinburgh - Real nappy starter kit through Changeworks

Inverclyde - Grants for up to £80 cashback when you purchase reusable nappies

North Ayrshire - Real nappy starter kit, contact 01294 310000 or email wasteawarenessteam@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Northern Ireland

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:

Brent

Ealing

Harrow

Hounslow

Hillingdon

Lambeth

Richmond upon Thames

Southwark - offer a trial pack