Grants available: What can we fund?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Blog

Here at FTCT we believe no UK fashion and textile family should struggle financially to meet their child’s basic needs.

We currently have grants available for families with children aged under 18 years who are in need of financial assistance. To apply, the parent (or carer) must work or have recently worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least 1 year or more. This employment must have been within the last nine years.

To apply for a grant, please follow the links at the bottom of this page.

What is a grant and how could it help your family?

A grant is a financial donation that you don’t have to repay.

Our grants must be used to buy essential items for your children such as clothing, school uniform, bedding or shoes. It can also be used for essential household items which support your children’s wellbeing such as replacing a broken washing machine.

What we fund

No two families are the same and each request is assessed based on individual needs on a case by case basis. As a guide, here are some examples of the items our grants can typically fund:

ESSENTIAL_CLOTHING1_WHITE_RGB-01  Essential Clothing                           SCHOOL_ESSENTIALS2_WHITE_RGB-01Study Essentials

CHILDS_BEDROOM2_WHITE_RGB-01Children’s bedroom furniture            WHITEGOODS2_WHITE_RGB-01 White goods

SPECIALIST_EQUIPT2_WHITE_RGB-01Mobility equipment                            SENSORY3_WHITE_RGB-01Sensory items

STUDY_ESSENTIALS1_WHITE_RGB-01Educational support                           SPECIALIST_EQUIPT1_WHITE_RGBSpecialist educational support

Funding for specialist equipment or support

If your child has additional needs, we can provide funding for a range of specialist items. From mobility equipment to sensory toys. We can also provide funding for professional support services, such as physiotherapist or speech and language therapy.

Parents wishing to to apply for a grant towards specialist equipment will need to provide supporting evidence from a professional working with your child, such as a social worker, doctor or teacher.

Grants can be paid in one-off or ongoing amounts, depending on your child’s needs.

Apply now

To apply, you must start have worked for 1 year or more in fashion and textiles. This must have been within the last 9 years.


If you think this applies to you, please complete our online enquiry form and we will consider your request.

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