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 can provide access to education through funding for extra tuition, learning support or school necessities, in addition to essential items, like clothing, bedding and shoes.

To hear how FTCT grants have helped families in your industry, visit our success stories page.

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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

Volunteer Opportunity: Admin Assistant

We’re looking for a Volunteer to help us with admin in our busy office! We’d love you to join us two days a week … You will receive full support from Emma, our Grants Co-ordinator and be helping with all … Read more »

FTCT Visits Louie

We were thrilled to be able to visit a grant beneficiary this week. Louie, 3 years old, was born with a hearing impairment which some doctors said meant he might never be able to speak. An FTCT grant enabled Louie to attend specialist Auditory Verbal therapy in Oxford and he has made incredible progress Read more »

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What people say...


“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.”

Bridgette Kelly
British Wool Marketing Board

“A huge thank you for this grant. It will give us a big step further with Jessica’s development”

Mum of Deborah