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...


“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


“FTCT’s grant has…created a haven of peace around our daughter, while her home life has become so traumatic….Your hard work & dedication have changed the lives of so many, for us personally you have been our rock……The trust have all helped, from the top to the bottom each member of staff makes time for you throughout the whole process.”

Dad of Lily