Northern Ireland Binder Scheme

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Binder Scheme! We’re providing as many free binders to young trans, non-binary, questioning & intersex people in Northern Ireland as we can. We’ve already given over 125 binders out since August 2014, but we’re making them easier to get in future.

We’re gratefully supported by gc2b, a binder manufacturer, who provide us with many of the binders we give out.

Picture of a chest binder supplied through this Scheme along with the accompanying safety information

Important information

We rely on donations to run this scheme, as with all the work we do. There may be times when there is a waiting list to get binders, particularly in popular sizes. We will advise about this as much as possible.

  • Binders are supplied free of charge & may be new or used in good condition. We cannot currently afford to supply everyone with new binders and rely on donations of used binders.
  • Recipients of binders can have them shipped to any address in NI under any name. They are shipped in plain brown padded envelopes with no reference to the Binder Scheme or GenderJam NI on the packaging.
  • This scheme is run voluntarily on a part-time basis, and there may be periods when we cannot respond to requests immediately.
  • Binders will always be shipped with safe binding information.

 Restrictions on the Scheme

Unfortunately, we can’t supply everyone in the world with a binder because we have very limited resources to work with. To be eligible for the Scheme, you must:

  • You must be transgender (including non-binary and questioning) and/or intersex. These binders are not available for cosplay use or for cisgender and non-intersex individuals, except where they are being acquired on behalf of a trans person.
    We may ask individuals requesting on behalf of another person some additional questions to make sure they’re going to trans/intersex young people.
  • You should be aged 25 or younger, but we can help those who are slightly older if they have no other access to safe binders.
  • You must currently be in Northern Ireland.
  • For other parts of the world, please see the wonderful MORF Binder Scheme 
  • You must not request binders simply to sell them on for profit.

 Request a Binder

We’re experiencing very high demand for our Binder Scheme right now. We may be a while getting back to you.
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  • We are not able to send binders outside of Northern Ireland (and in some cases, the Republic of Ireland) at this time. Please check out the MORF Binder Scheme for worldwide delivery.
  • If you request your binder to be posted to you, we will get in touch to ask which name and address to post it to.

  • Please describe what you need from us here - the type of binder you need/want, and what your general needs are. You do not have to be detailed - we will be in touch!
  • If you have any access needs or need a particular format or type of reply, please let us know here.

Choosing the right size of binder is important for your health & comfort. Please use this online sizing guide to find out your size. If you can't measure your size right now, or you're requesting a binder for someone else whose size you don't accurately know, just be approximate. We'll ask you to confirm you have the correct size anyway.

  • Please let us know if you need any particular type of binders, for example, if you have an intolerance or allergy to a particular fabric, or if you need a less common style of binder. Otherwise, leave this blank.