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 is chosen charity at Textile Forum

This week, FTCT was back as the chosen charity at Textile Forum, London’s premium fashion fabrics show. The show is organised by FTCT ambassador, Linda Laderman and was once again held in the beautiful venue, One Marylebone. This year, the visitor … Read more »

FTCT visits School Home Support

This week,images FTCT met with Pav and managers from School Home Support (SHS) to tell them more about our charity and how we might be able to help the families they support, via the schools they work in. Read more »

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What people say...

“The grant has made a huge difference! We now have a big enough fridge to only go shopping once a week and to store the special food and drink that my son needs to help his condition as well as the stuff for the rest of the family.”

Mum of Duke


“Giving my daughter this support is a true gift. My daughter is so lucky and knows it. Everyone involved (in FTCT) is very special, giving children a chance. A big thank you.”

Mum of Nakita