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

Jada & Maya’s story

It’s our absolute pleasure to share with you the compelling success story of Jada and Maya, just one of the families who have been helped by a wellbeing grant from FTCT. Jada* is 15 years old and is a young carer for her mother Maya*, a … Read more »

Luke Golf Day 2014 Raises £1,375 for FTCT

Last Friday we were delighted to be back at the annual Luke Roper Golf Day & Night, as the chosen charity. Celebrities, customers and friends alike came down to support the day, which saw an amazing £1,375 being raised for FTCT! Read more »

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What people say...


“Contacting a charity can be hard when you have a strong work ethic but FTCT were wonderful from start to finish”

Dad of Emma


“Thank you so much for your help. I feel so relieved now that some of my financial burden has lifted.”

Mum of Oscar