Get help Refer a family Refer a family We always welcome referrals from employers, charities or professionals. We prefer to work directly with the family, but understand there are situations where this is not possible. In all cases, we advise the professional to contact our grants team, to discuss the families situation in more detail. 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 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. Children must be aged between 0-18 years. The parent must be able to prove they are receiving child benefit for the child who needs a grant. Grants can be one off payments or ongoing depending on a child’s need. Yes, the family fits this criteria. Contact the grants team The family doesn't work in fashion and textiles. 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.