Get help About our grants Funding for school uniform If you're looking for a bit of extra help for your child's school uniform, an FTCT grant might be able to help. If you are a parent or carer who works, or has previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry, you might be able to apply for a grant. Our grants help the children of UK fashion and textile families who are struggling financially. It's why our charity was founded back in 1853. Please click through to the next page, to check if you could apply. Next: Who we help Life can be very difficult at times, but the grant really has made my life a little easier. I can't express how grateful I am. Read Vicky's story. Don't work in fashion and textiles, what next? If you're sure you have never worked in UK fashion or textiles, unfortunately we won't be the right charity for you. Try this list of other charities who might be able to help your family.