Supporting families since 1853


The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) was founded over 150 years ago, to support disadvantaged children, whose parents or carers work in the UK fashion and textile industry.

By providing grants to support all aspects of their education and wellbeing we support hundreds of children every year.

To find out more, visit our grants section and apply today.


FTCT Facebook icon    FTCT Twitter Icon              Donate Now-page-001

What kind of help do we provide?


Our grants can provide access to education through funding for extra tuition, learning support or school necessities, in addition to essential items, like clothing, bedding and shoes.

To hear how FTCT grants have helped families in your industry, visit our success stories page.

Support our poster campaign

Support Us

We are keen to work with UK fashion and textile companies up and down the country, to raise awareness of how FTCT grants can help the children of employees across the industry.

Read how companies have already begun promoting FTCT to their staff and meet the children they enabled us to help, by clicking here

Latest from the blog

Five FTCT runners confirmed for the London Marathon 2015

This week, FTCT confirmed the four lucky runners who will be running the London Marathon on behalf of our charity in April 2015! Read more »

A fond farewell to David C-J

This week saw the end of an era as David Carter-Johnsons’ farewell dinner gave an opportunity for the Trustees to thank David for his commitment, enthusiasm and boundless energy that he has brought to our charity. Read more »

Follow us on Twitter

What people say...


“I would strongly advise any family that needs help to contact FTCT. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

Mum of Renee


“Thank you so much for your help. I feel so relieved now that some of my financial burden has lifted.”

Mum of Oscar