If you’re the parent of a child under 18, work (or have worked) at B&M and you’ve experienced a sudden loss of income, an unexpected change in circumstances or a family event which is causing you financial hardship, we may be able to offer a grant to help your family.

To apply for a grant:

  • you must be the parent or carer of a child (aged 0- 18 years)
  • work OR have worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year within the last nine years
  • AND meet our financial hardship criteria- as detailed below

Your financial situation

Our grants support families who are struggling financially. This might be due to a sudden loss of income or change in family circumstances. 

Parents usually apply if they are facing one of the following situations:

  • You are in arrears with your household bills, have debt issues
  • You are caring for a child or family member with ill health or additional needs
  • You have been made redundant
  • Your employer has reduced your contracted hours of work
  • You have recently suffered a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce 
  • You are signed off work sick or have a long term illness
  • You are facing homelessness or have recently had to move home
  • You are a kinship carer
  • You have suffered the bereavement of a close family member

What we fund

Our grants fund children's essential items including: 

  • Children's clothing
  • Children's bedroom furniture
  • Essential appliances, washing machine, fridge, oven
  • Mobility equipment
  • Sensory Toys
  • Therapies

See a full list of What We Fund and What We Can't Fund

How To Apply  

Application Criteria Explained
What We Fund
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