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.

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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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What people say...

“A huge thank you for this grant. It will give us a big step further with Jessica’s development”

Mum of Deborah


“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.”

Mother of Daniel