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. Our grants can provide practical help during a tough financial spot. We’re a small and friendly team and are here to help you.


Call our grants team 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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Funding for additional support

Funding for additional support

From mobility equipment, to sensory toys and learning tools, we have one-off or ongoing funding available to suit your child’s needs. Find out how to apply.

Help with essential items


Due to a very high demand for our small grants, we can now only accept new grant applications from families where one or more children have a disability or additional needs. We will re-open funding for school uniform and other essential items on 1st April 2017.

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What people say...


“To any other parents thinking of applying to FTCT, I would say just do it! It’s charities like this that make a very difficult situation that bit easier, they were amazing and so helpful”

Mum of Mia

“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