Get help Help FAQs I am self employed, can I apply? If you are self-employed or run your own fashion and textile business you can still apply. We advise any self-employed parents to contact our grants team before filling in an online enquiry form. We may require further information from you to confirm your self-employment status. Please call the grants team on 0300 123 9002 *Our office is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.