Supporting families since 1853

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) gives financial support to families who work or recently worked in the UK fashion and textile industry. Grants start at £250 and can provide practical help during a tough financial spot.

We’re a small and friendly team and are here to help you.


Call Dora today on 0300 123 9002. Or fill out an online enquiry form.

For more information, please visit our 
grants section and read about the families we have helped.

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Help for BHS & Austin Reed employees

Fast track grants for BHS and Austin Reed employees

Have you been affected by the recent changes at BHS or Austin Reed?

Apply today using our fast track digital form and receive £150 for each child you care for, towards school uniform costs and school shoes.

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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

Bear with us while our grants team take a short break…

Quick update: Dora (FTCT’s grants co-ordinator) will be on annual leave for a short while, so you may experience a slightly slower response to your application. Anna will be picking up on new enquiries during this time, but if your question … Read more »

FTCT celebrates 160 years of supporting employees in UK fashion and textiles

Lord Stone of Blackheath hosted an evening reception at The House of Lords (Thursday 16th June), celebrating over 160 years of the charity’s work and our strategy to help more families.   Guests included representatives from the retail and manufacturing industries, … Read more »

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What people say...

“The grant has made a huge difference! We now have a big enough fridge to only go shopping once a week and to store the special food and drink that my son needs to help his condition as well as the stuff for the rest of the family.”

Mum of Duke


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

Mum of Renee