03/03/2021

Grants available for children’s essential items

This is a reminder about the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) and the financial support they give to parents who work in the UK fashion and textile industry, including leatherworkers.

Parents or carers working in all aspects of the UK leather industry, can apply, if they need a extra support to buy essential or specialist items for their children (aged 0-18 years). The charity are already helping hundreds of families across the UK who have been affected by furlough, lost income and redundancy. Their service is completely confidential and free to access. The grants are not loans and do not have to be repaid.

If you feel a bit apprehensive about getting in touch with them, don’t worry. A parent who was supported by the charity, said:  “It can be hard to admit you need help, so be brave and jump that hurdle. The help is there and the really friendly team at FTCT make it so easy to apply.”

How they help
FTCT grants buy essential and specialist items for children (aged 0-18) in families who are financially stretched. The grants can be used to buy essential clothing, school uniform, bedding, essential furniture and more. Find out more about what they fund

How to apply
To apply, one parent/carer must have worked for a UK fashion or textile company for at least one year, within the last nine years. This includes anyone who no longer works in the industry provided their employment was within the last nine years. Find out more about who can apply.   

To make an enquiry or just find out a little more, please go to ftct.org.uk/about-our-grants

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