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Our trade criteria

To be able to apply for one of our grants, you must fit into the criteria points below:

  • You must work or have previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year, within the last nine years. See the list below for examples. 

  • This work must have been paid

  • Sole traders, self employed or sub contracted staff might also be able to apply

  • Your children must be aged between 0-18 years

Not sure what we mean by fashion and textiles? Take a look at the images below to see if any describe your recent employers. Or, check this list of companies and job titles which meet our criteria.


Sure you have worked in fashion and textiles and want to apply? Click through to the next step, to see when we would help.    


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I’d worked for 12 years as a graphic designer in fashion, my last role was at a fashion house which sold to the industry. Nyall, Dad of Elzee & Nyall. Read more

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 email our grants team on [email protected]