We ask for child benefit proof as a simple way to verify the parent or carer applying has parental responsibility for the child who needs a grant. 

This is because sadly we can only accept applications from the primary caregiver for the child who needs a grant. This is usually the parent, but can also include grandparents and other family members or carers who have evidenced parental responsibility for the child. 

The parent or carer applying must also be the person with current or recent employment in the UK fashion and textile industry.