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Our charity funds essential items for children, if their parent or carer works for a UK fashion or textile company. We are already hearing from Primark staff facing job loss and want to ensure all affected staff know about the support we can give.

Can you apply?

If you are a parent or carer with children aged 0-18 years, we may be able to offer your family a grant if: 

  • You have been working for Primark for at least one year, within the last nine years

AND

  • You are already struggling financially (in arrears on your household bills or have debt)
    OR
  • You have limited savings to cover your current and any future loss of earnings

If you do not have at least one year employment at Primark, you might still be able to apply if you have worked for another fashion and textile company within the last nine years. Find out more about our criteria. 

Please note: Our grants are not a loan and do not have to be repaid. We are a UK registered charity and the grants are donations from us to the families we support. Read some of the real stories of families we have helped. 

During the last year, we funded 3,600 essential items to help more than 1,000 UK children whose parents were facing financial challenges. If you are worried about the affect job loss could have on your family, please read on to find out how to apply. 

What we can fund

Our grants fund essential items for your children such as school uniform and clothing for the year ahead, or essential household items. These might be items you were planning to buy, but now can't due to lost wages. 

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