“I feel part of something, a
family. I feel supported and that
somebody cares. Thank you.”

Ben, St Ives

How we can help

We make cash grants to meet exceptional needs such as replacing appliances, disability equipment or essential repairs. We may also offer ongoing support to those for whom state support is insufficient. The financial support we offer includes 6-monthly grants, mid-year and Christmas grants, one off grants and convalescent holiday grants. There’s no blueprint to the type of person or case that we take on - see our case studies below to see how FIT has been able to have a positive impact on a wide range of people’s lives. To find out if you're eligible for assistance, fill out the form on the link below.

Who we help

Unlike any other charity, FIT offers support and aid to those who have worked in ALL sectors of the footwear industry including manufacturing, retail, repair, wholesale, design and component manufacture. If you live in the UK, have worked in the trade for five years or more, and have fallen on hard times, you could be eligible for a grant. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us to find out if we can help you.

Do you have a friend in need?

FIT are here to help all of our friends in the footwear community and we know that times are tough for an ever increasing number of people. If you know of somebody who is in a time of crisis, get in touch as we may be able to help.

How it works

We receive hundreds of requests for help on behalf of people from the footwear community every year, usually referred to us by local agencies with close knowledge of the special problems of the individuals concerned.
We do accept applications from individuals. All you need do to apply for assistance is to fill out our simple form and give us some details about your circumstances and needs. We’ll get back to you to let you know if FIT is able to help, or with advice of who else you may be able to turn to if you’re not eligible for our assistance.

You can make a difference!

All of the money raised and donated by you goes straight to those in need, but we need to keep those donations coming in to help more and more people. Download our Fundraising Pack to find out some fun ways you can help.

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