A grant is a financial donation which doesn't have to be repaid. It must be used to buy essential items for your children such as school uniform or clothing. Read this list of what we fund and what we can't fund.  

Grants typically start at around £250 per child and can provide practical help during a tough financial spot.

From buying school uniform, bedding or shoes, to specialist mobility equipment, FTCT grants help hundreds of families working in the UK fashion and textile industry, every year. Read some of their real-life stories.

If you are interested in applying for a grant for your child, there is some important information you need to know:  

  • Grants are only available for children whose parent or full-time carer works in the UK fashion and textile industry.

  • You must have worked in the industry for a minimum of 1 year, within the last nine years. 

  • Children must be aged between 0-18 years.

  • You must show proof you are receiving child benefit for the child who needs a grant.

  • Grants can be one off payments or ongoing depending on a child’s need. Before applying please understand what we fund and what we don’t fund 

  • Successful grants are issued by cheque.

  • Applicants must return original item receipts within one month, to prove the grant has been spend as agreed.  

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