Fashion and Textile Children’s Trust (UK)

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Aims/priorities: These grants can help parents and carers who have
worked (paid) in the UK fashion or textile industry for at least a year within
the last nine years and whose household income has reduced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The grants typically help families who are already struggling financially (in arrears on household bills or have debt) OR have limited savings to cover lost earnings.

They encourage parents and carers to apply for items their children will need for the year ahead which now can’t be bought due to lost wages including:


• Essential clothing, e.g. seasonal clothing and school uniform and PE kit to get you ahead for September
• Baby clothing, equipment or bedding
• Children’s bedroom furniture, e.g. beds, bedding, clothes storage furniture (chest of
drawers)
• Essential White Goods, e.g. replacing a broken appliance such as fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker/oven
• Specialist items for children with additional needs, e.g. sensory toys, adaptive clothing or SEN adapted computers

Depending on the situation, they also offer a number of grants programmes such as:
• Rehousing grants
• Kinship carers grants
• Therapy grants
• Specialist equipment grants
• Grants for when a parent is ill


Who can apply? Parents and carers


Grant amount: Not specified
Application process: To apply for funding for any of the items listed above, the first step is to complete an online enquiry form

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Contact information: Tel: 0775 360 5367
Website address: www.ftct.org.uk/support-for-families-affected-by-coronavirus