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If you are a parent or carer working for NEXT, our grants could help to cover the cost of essential items for your children if you are struggling financially. It's why our charity was founded back in 1853. Please read on to find out more about our grants and see if you could apply. 

Can you apply

We might be able to help your family if:

  • You are a parent or carer of a child (aged 0-18 years)
  • AND you have been working for NEXT for at least one year
  • OR previously worked at NEXT for at least one year within the last nine years

It doesn't matter where you have worked in the business, from shop floor, to distribution, head office to call centre, you could still apply for our grants provided you have been with the company for at least one year.  

How we can help your family

Our grants can fund essential items for your children such as school uniform and clothing for the year ahead, or essential household items. 

You might want to apply for a grant if:

  • You are already struggling financially (in arrears on your household bills or have debt)
  • You are facing an unexpected change in circumstances as listed below.

No two cases are the same, but parents who apply to us might be facing one of the following situations:

If any of these situations are causing you financial difficulties, please read on to see what we can fund. 

What we fund

Our grants fund items which are essential for children's health and wellbeing. 

These might include:

  • Essential clothing, e.g. seasonal clothing and school uniform and PE kit
  • Baby essentials, e.g. clothing or equipment
  • Children's bedroom furniture, e.g. beds, bedding, clothes storage furniture (chest of drawers)
  • Essential White Goods, e.g. replacing a broken appliance such as fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker/oven.
  • Specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g.sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers

All items will be considered at the discretion of the grants team.

Depending on your situation, we also offer a number of grants programmes such as:

What we can't fund

We're sorry but we can't fund household bills, food costs or replace lost income.

If you're struggling to cover the cost of household bills or food, find out what government support is available to replace lost income and help with bill costs .

By funding the other essential items your children need, we hope to free up money during this difficult time and give you one less thing to worry about.

If you need help with household bills, once you have made your enquiry we will signpost you to other charities who may be able to help with these.  

Make an enquiry

If you would like to apply for funding for any of the items listed above, the first step is to complete our online enquiry form. Click on the button below, to proceed to the next page. 

Make an enquiry