About us News and Blog Welcome to our new website Our new website launched on Wednesday 22nd November. Filled with lots of new information and tools to help you on your FTCT journey. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing some of the highlights, from applying for grants, to fundraising and volunteering. Supporting your grants journey The 'Get Help' section features lots of new pages, to explain how our grants work and most importantly help you understand if you can apply. Not sure you work in fashion and textiles? Then why not visit our brand new section dedicated to understanding what we mean by fashion and textiles. With examples of companies, job roles and advice for the self-employed there are plenty of resources to help your decision journey. Visit 'Do I work in fashion and textiles' Want to know what we can fund? We have added two new pages, with clear information about the items we can fund and items which sadly we can't fund. The drop down sections on this page make it easy for you to display a list of items within each section and any exceptions which may apply. With clear Apply Now buttons at the bottom of each list, we hope this section makes it easy to see if we can offer the right support for your family. Visit 'What we fund' Applying for help The first step in applying for an FTCT grant is to fill in an online enquiry form. The form asks for helpful information about your family and employment history, so that the grants team can best assess if we are the right charity for you. Our new enquiry form us accessed through the 'Apply Now' section. With page options for self-employed persons and professionals looking to refer a family, the 'apply now' section offers more information for all types of situation. There's even a section for parents who are not sure if they can apply, linking to a useful links page of other charities who might be able to help. Those filling in the new enquiry form will notice new sections allowing you to specify which items you need funding for and new drop down menus making the form quicker and easier to complete. Look out for the new green apply now buttons Apply Now across the website, which direct you to this new section. Visit 'Apply Now' Try us out on your mobile! The website is now mobile responsive, giving you a much better experience when accessing us from your tablet or mobile device. Tell us what you think These are just some of the new highlights on our website. Please take a moment to have a look around for yourself and tell us what you think. We would love to hear your comments. Please email any suggested changes or updates to [email protected] A huge thanks to our supporters This new website would not have been possible without the generous support of a grant from the Transform Foundation which funded the entire project. A special thank you also goes to the brilliant team of volunteers, who gave up their time to take part in a user testing project,with Anumita Sharma from third eye communications. Without the advice given during these sessions, the website would not be the brilliant tool it is today. Thank you! Interested in volunteering with FTCT? Why not check out our new volunteering opportunities page and sign up today!