Monday 30 March 2020

Support for families financially affected by Coronavirus

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) charity can offer, particularly in light of the Covid-19 grants towards the cost of essential items for children aged between 0-18 years, whose parent/carer works in the UK fashion and textile industry – this includes employees of ASBCI member companies.

FTCT is reaching out to companies where employee income have been or is likely to be affected by closures, short-hours or lay-offs as a result of Covid-19. This applies even if employees are in furlough.

When FTCT can help

If employees have children 0-18yrs and are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of income, an FTCT grant can cover the cost of essential items such as clothing, school uniform and household essentials. If a child has a disability or additional needs, their grants can also help to cover the cost of mobility equipment, sensory toys, therapies and more. 

Please note: the charity is not able to support with grants for food / household bills, nappies etc, but they are definitely worth contacting to ask for support you may need now and in the coming months for other essential items for your children, to help you out at home. 

For more information, we’d really encourage you to go to their website: www.ftct.org.uk to find out more and for handy support info for families, the link is: https://www.ftct.org.uk/Listing/Category/coronavirus-support


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