Picture of mum sitting on an empty windowsil with her son.

We are able to offer grants to families who are facing unexpected additional rehousing costs as a result of any of the following:

  • Fleeing domestic abuse
  • Recently offered a house after an unsettled housing situation
  • Required to move because the property no longer meets the needs of the family, e.g. disability or health needs
  • Required to move by the landlord or council

To apply for an FTCT grant, one parent must work OR have recently worked in the UK fashion and textile industry, for at least one year within the last nine years. Find out more about our trade criteria

If you think this might apply to your family, please read on for more information about what we can fund

Don't work in fashion and textiles, what next?

If you're sure you have never worked in UK fashion or textiles, unfortunately we won't be the right charity for you. Try this list of other charities who might be able to help your family.  

Not sure?

If you're not sure your job qualifies as fashion and textiles it’s always better to give us a call and check. Please call our grants team on 0300 123 9002 or email [email protected]

*Calls cost no more than your standard supplier rate. 

What we fund

Our grants fund items which are essential to a child's health and wellbeing. Families applying for a rehousing grant are encouraged to prioritise the essential household items they need, for example:

  • Essential White Goods- Fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker/oven.
  • Kitchen equipment, e.g. pots, pans, cutlery, essential cooking utensils, glasses, basic crockery.
  • Essential electrical items, e.g. kettle, toaster, iron.
  • Baby equipment, e.g. highchairs, safety gates, cots.
  • Children's bedroom furniture, e.g. beds, bedding, clothes storage furniture (chest of drawers).
  • Children's soft furnishings, e.g. curtains/blinds, rugs. Please note, we typically do not fund carpets or other flooring.
  • Essential clothing, this includes, seasonal clothing and school uniform.
  • Other essential household items will be considered at the discretion of the grants team.
  • Specialist items: If you are moving house due to the additional needs of your child, we can also fund specialist items which support their health and wellbeing. Find out more.

Please note: we do have capped amounts for most items. Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the charity. 

What we can't fund

There are some items which we cannot fund, including:

  • Rent bonds
  • Rent arrears
  • Deposits
  • Adaptations to the home
  • Carpeting or flooring
  • DIY materials

Make an enquiry

If you would like to apply for a grant towards rehousing costs, the first step is to complete our online enquiry form using the green button below. 

Make an enquiry   


Angela's Story

    It seemed like no matter what help we asked for, we were being turned down. My home was at the point of being re-possessed – but, as well as worrying about being made homeless, I knew there were essential things I needed for my daughters, Ellie and Catherine.To any other parents or carers who are thinking of applying: do it.

     Find out how a rehousing grant helped Angela, Catherine and Ellie.