Get help Refer a family Refer a family We always welcome referrals from employers, charities, health professionals and even friends. We generally prefer to work directly with the family, but understand there are situations where this is not possible. If you are a health or social care professional, there are a number of ways you can promote our grants to the families you work with. Put our posters on your support groups noticeboards. Download posters. Put our information on your website/in your support newsletters or email them to your clients. Download our digital info flyer. Talk about our grants with your colleagues. Download a 'read out' info sheet for team meetings. Once you know more about our grants, it is easy to refer families to us. We generally prefer to work directly with the family, but understand there are situations where this is not possible. Who can apply? If you would like to refer a family for an FTCT grant, there is some important information you need to know first: Grants are only available for children (18 years and under) whose parent or full-time carer works in the UK fashion and textile industry. The parent must have worked in the industry for at least one year, within the last nine years. The parent must be able to prove they are receiving child benefit for the child who needs a grant. If the family fits this criteria, please share this page or visit the grant section using the green button below. Start Applying Today For health and social care professionals wishing to make an application on behalf of a family, please email our grants team for more information. What if the family doesn't work in fashion and textiles? Unfortunately, we can only help families where one or more parent has worked in the UK fashion and textile industry. If you're not sure they have worked in fashion and textiles, please check what we mean by fashion and textiles before deciding they can't apply. Not sure? If you're still unsure about the families employment connection to fashion and textiles, please contact our grants team for more guidance. Other charities who could help If the family definitely doesn't meet our criteria, there are other organisations who could help. Even if we can't help this family, please don't forget about us. Share this page and tell your colleagues about FTCT grants. You might meet another very family soon who could apply.