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.
Our grants provide funding for a wide range of items such as therapies, adaptions 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.
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.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Barry Laden (pictured) and colleagues Paul Williams and Pieers at East End Manufacturing. Based near Mile End, the company is proud to name House of Fraser, Debenhams and ASOS among its clients. In talking … Read more »
“Had a lovely time volunteering for @FTCT today such a good cause!!”
“Occasionally you come across something truly brilliant that is a spark of hope and goodwill in an often difficult world. Anna’s team and this wonderful charity seek no funding from the textile industry but quietly they offer support to its workers both present and former. I hope our industry will consider how this organisation may be useful to their colleagues.”
British Wool Marketing Board