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. We’re a small and friendly team and are here to help you.

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 but there is high demand. We aim to review all enquiries in date order. Your enquiry is very important to us and we thank you in advance for your patience.

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What people say...


“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


“I would strongly advise any family that needs help to contact FTCT. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!”

Mum of Renee