Grants for children's bedroom furniture If you're looking for funding towards children's bedroom furniture or other essential household items, please read the following information to see if you could apply for one of our grants. To apply, you must be a parent or carer who works, or has previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry- for at least one year, within the last nine years. Why fashion and textiles? It's because our charity was founded in 1853 by textile merchants, to support the children of UK fashion and textile families who are struggling financially. Fashion and textiles is a broad industry, covering many businesses. To see if you could apply, please read through the information on the following pages. 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.