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

BHS and Austin Reed staff: school uniform grants

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

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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


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

Mum of Renee