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.

Join our team

Join our team

We currently have three exciting vacancies on the FTCT team, from Trustee level, to our marketing and grants team.

Read the full job descriptions on our jobs page.

Latest from the blog

Archie’s Story

Last week we were delighted to premiere the video case story of Archie and his family at the Drapers Independent Awards. This week, we would like to talk a little more about the family’s story and how the grant has helped. … Read more »

Drapers Indies raise £2,300 for FTCT

On Wednesday, the FTCT team were back at the Draper Independents Awards, as chosen charity for this glittering industry event. Spurred on by our wonderful team of FRA London volunteers, guests donated over £2,300 to take part in our special prize draw. Evelyn … Read more »

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What people say...

“The grant has helped myself and my son.  My child has a language disorder, he cant retain information, having the help he can cope in the classroom.  I need this grant for year 6.”

Mum of Tyreese


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

Mum of Renee