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. Our grants can provide practical help during a tough financial spot. We’re a small and friendly team and are here to help you.


Call our grants team 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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Funding for additional support

Funding for additional support

From mobility equipment, to sensory toys and learning tools, we have one-off or ongoing funding available to suit your child’s needs. Find out how to apply.

Help with essential items


We are currently accepting enquiries for grants to be paid after 1st July 2017. You could apply for items including school uniform, clothing, bedding and other essential items.

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What people say...


“I would definitely advise other families to apply. It has changed our lives, it has been so positive. It is worth emailing or picking up the phone, it could be life changing.”

Mum of John


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

Mum of Oscar