To apply for an FTCT grant you must have worked in fashion or textiles for at least 1 year, within the last 9 years. This could be over consecutive years, combining two job roles.

For example:

  • You have worked in a clothes shop for 6 months and dry cleaners for 6 months.

    As long as you they were both within the last nine years and you have payslips and P60’s to show employment for both these jobs you could apply.

The start of your employment must be after the 1st January of the ninth year and for 1+years thereafter. 

For example:

We could accept an application if: 

  • Your start date was 1st January 2012 and your end date was 2nd February 2013. You would be able to apply for your child aged under 18 years, subject to you providing the requested supporting documents

We couldn't accept an application if: 

  • Your start date was 1st January 2007 and your end date was 2nd February 2008. You would sadly not be able to apply because you have only worked in fashion and textiles for 1 month within the last nine years. 

Still not sure? We recommend you contact our grants team on 0300 123 9002 to discuss your situation. 

I have worked in fashion and textiles for less than 1 year

If you have worked in the fashion and textile industry for less than 1 year within the last 9 years please save our details and apply once you have.

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I worked in the fashion and textile industry before 2008, can I still apply?

Regretably we can only accept applications from people who have worked in the fashion and textile industry for 1+ years, within the last 9 years. 

We encourage you to download our job eligibility sheet to check if any of your recent employers fits into our criteria.

If you're sure you have never worked in UK fashion and textiles, why not check if one of these charities could help your family. 

Still not sure if you can apply?

Why not check these frequently asked questions for further help.