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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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


Due to a very high demand for our small grants, we can now only accept new grant applications from families where one or more children have a disability or additional needs. We will re-open funding for school uniform and other essential items on 1st April 2017.

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Festive fun with Women IN Retail

This week, we were thrilled to be chosen charity at the Women IN Retail Christmas drinks. More than 80 members and guests filled the ballroom at London’s historic Savile Club. A raffle was held in FTCT’s honour featuring luxurious prizes generously donated … Read more »

Santa Fun Run

A glorious sunny Sunday morning saw thousands of Santas take time off from their busy ‘workshops’ to come together to raise thousands of pounds for charity.  Teams from CVUK and Karen Millen both ran to support FTCT in helping children … Read more »

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What people say...


“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

“The grant has helped myself and my son.  My child has a language disorder, he cant retain information, having the help he can cope in the classroom.  I need this grant for year 6.”

Mum of Tyreese