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

FTCT raises £25,000 at Drapers Awards!

Last night, our charity was delighted to be back at the Drapers Awards, Old Billingsgate. Our huge congratulations to all the winners! We’re also celebrating here in the office – last night just over £25,000 was raised for FTCT! All … Read more »

FTCT visits charity partners in Leicester

FTCT made a visit to Leicester to catch up with friends old and new from the charities we have been working with for the last three years. Through our charity links, we’re able to reach out to more families, to let them know about the grants we can give. 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