About us News and Blog Support for parents affected by changes at two UK retailers Following the recent news that two UK fashion retailers; East Lifestyle Ltd and Juice Corporation are in administration, FTCT is reaching out to parents who may potentially be affected. With employees at risk of redundancy, our FTCT grants are available to support parents of children aged 0-18 years old. We are here to help - every year, FTCT benefits hundreds of UK families when they’re experiencing difficult times, so don’t feel you are alone. Who can apply? To apply for a grant, parents will need to have worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least a year (within the last nine years). This means, if you meet this criteria, recent employees of either East International or Juice Corporation can apply. You will need to meet the full eligibility criteria which you can view on our website. What is an FTCT grant and how could it help my family? Our grants start at £250 and can be used to pay for essential items for your child, from buying school uniform, winter clothing, bedding or shoes, to replacing a child’s bedroom furniture or essential household items like a broken washing machine and much more. If your child has additional needs, an FTCT grant can help with specialist equipment like mobility or sensory aids. It’s really easy to get in touch Just complete the online enquiry form with as much information as you can, or you can give our friendly grants team a call today on 0300 123 9002 and we’ll do the rest. Read how an FTCT grant has helped some families. Do I have to pay it back? Our grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid – we are here to support families in our industry. As part of the agreement, you will be asked to send us the original receipts as proof of purchase and you will need to meet the eligibility criteria – as mentioned above. It’s our job to help families like yours. We look forward to hearing from you, to see if we can help.