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?

Grants

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

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Farewell Sylvia!

Today, we bid a fond farewell to our Finance Administrator, Sylvia, who is retiring just in time for Christmas. Sylvia joined FTCT in December 2011, and has helped us through many transformations, supporting the activities of the charity and the … Read more »

Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust successfully DID IT for charity at this year’s Santa Run

It was a wet, yet wonderful, Sunday morning for the thousands of red-suited St Nicks’ who gathered at Victoria Park for this year’s Santa Run. Alongside 250 fellow charities, our team of dedicated Santa’s braved the weather to raise money … Read more »

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What people say...

 

“Daniel said he felt a weight of responsibility lift off him when he started boarding which brought tears of joy and guilt to my eyes at everything he has gone through but now he is able to just focus on his exams and being a child thanks to your trust – thank you so much.”

Joanne
Mother of Daniel

 

“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