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The Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

Financial grants for children of retail workers

The Fashion & Textile Children's Trust (FTCT) is an organisation which gives financial support to help the children of people who work in the UK fashion and textile industry.
If you’re a parent working in fashion or textile and you’ve experienced a sudden loss of income, an unexpected change in circumstances or a family event which is causing you financial hardship, FTCT may be able to offer a grant to help your family.

To apply for a grant:
you must be the parent or carer of a child (aged 0 - 18 years)
work OR have worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year within the last nine years
AND meet our financial hardship criteria - as detailed here
When applying for a FTCT grant, you will be asked to share details of your home and financial situation and supply documents to support your application. 

They can consider grant applications for items including:
Children's clothing
Children's bedroom furniture
Essential appliances, washing machine, fridge, oven
Mobility equipment
Sensory Toys

If you feel a bit anxious about getting in touch, don’t be. This is a totally confidential service for fashion and textile employees. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch and seeing if they can help.

Find out more
For more information about their criteria and application process visit ftct.org.uk

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