To apply for an FTCT grant your child must be under 18 years old and you must have worked in UK fashion and textiles for at least 1 year, within the last 9 years.

Download this info sheet or visit our grants section for examples of what we mean by fashion and textiles.

How do I apply?

STEP 1: If you're sure you work or have worked in UK fashion and textiles for 1 year or more, please fill in our online enquiry form.

STEP 2: Use the enquiry form to tell us briefly about your situation and what you would like funding for.

STEP 3: If we think we can help your family, we will send you an application form (usually within 14 days of receiving your enquiry).

STEP 4: Once you have filled in the form, please return it by email or post with photocopies of THREE more documents:

  • A copy of your P45 or recent payslip from your fashion and textile employer

  • A copy of your P60 from the previous tax year of your application date or final year of employment in fashion and textiles (where relevant)

  • OR a letter from employer confirming the length or your employment (must be at least one year)

  • Photocopies of a recent bank statement (no older than two months) showing a child benefit payment into your account and clearly displaying your details. 

TIP: To keep the process quick and simple, please return ALL application documents at the same time. 

STEP 5: Once you have returned all your application documents, we will confirm whether we have everything we need and our grants team will review your request.

STEP 6: We will get in touch as soon as we have reached a decision about your grant request.

If you have any more questions, please check our FAQ section, to see if you can find your answer there. If you're still unsure, please contact our grants team

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Applying for more than £750?

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If you are applying for more than £750, we will ask you to provide additional information. This might include proof of any additional benefits claimed- where relevant. We may also ask for professional letters of support if your child has an additional medical or learning need. All of this will be explained in our initial email to you.


If you successfully receive a grant from FTCT you will need to provide original receipts for all good’s purchased with your grant funding. If receipts cannot be produced upon request (usually within 30 days of you receiving payment), this may result in your family being unable to reapply for a future grant. We may also ask for the grant money to repaid.

If you have any more questions, please check our FAQ section, to see if you can find your answer there. If you're still unsure, please contact our grants team