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.


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What kind of help do we provide?


Our grants provide funding for a wide range of items such as therapies, adaptations to the home, extra curricular activities and respite breaks.

Or essential items such as clothing, bedding or shoes as well as access to education through extra tuition, learning support or school necessities. To hear how FTCT grants have helped families in your industry, visit our success stories page.

Do I work in 'fashion and textiles'?

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When we say fashion and textiles, we mean any industry where the primary function is concerned with fabrics or the products made from fabrics.

Here are just a few examples of the types industries and job roles which would make you eligible to apply.

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Highlights from London Marathon 2014

4 runners, 104.8 miles between them and one fantastic day. We are so proud of our Marathon runners Calvin, Felicity, Brendan and Rachel who completed Sunday’s London Marathon (all in under 5 hours) raising a whopping £9,000 so far, for … Read more »

Cheer along FTCT’s London Marathon Team

This Sunday, four extremely energetic and admirably brave runners will be taking part in the London Marathon 2014, in support of FTCT. Calvin, Felicity (Topman), Rachel (Hobbs), pictured right, and FTCT Ambassador Brendan Dorrian (Fawazal Hokair Fashion) have spent the last 6 … Read more »

What people say...


“Giving my daughter this support is a true gift. My daughter is so lucky and knows it. Everyone involved (in FTCT) is very special, giving children a chance. A big thank you.”

Mum of Nakita


“FTCT is friendly & helpful-Don’t be afraid, just give FTCT a ring for a chat.”

Mum of John