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

Our fast-track scheme has now closed. Staff can still apply for an FTCT grant, using our standard enquiry process.

Find out how our enquiry process works and how to apply.

Join our team

Join our team

We currently have an exciting vacancy on our Trustee team.

Read the full job description on our jobs page.

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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


“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