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.

The FTCT office will be closed for refurbishment from Friday 18th August until Monday 4th September. Our phone lines will be closed for the duration, but we will be working out of the office. If you have any queries, please contact us by email during this time.

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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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Office Closure: Important Information

As our charity grows, we need our office space to expand with us. That’s why, this month, we will be closing the FTCT office for necessary refurbishment work. Please make a note of these important dates. The office will be closed between: Friday … Read more »

Apply Now – Virgin London Marathon 2018

Countdown to the London Marathon starts now!       FTCT has one marathon place for anyone interested in running the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2018 to raise money for FTCT grants.  The Virgin London Marathon event is an amazing … Read more »

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What people say...

“I had such a good time volunteering for a wonderful charity @FTCT and was lovely meeting you Jill”

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“To any other parents thinking of applying to FTCT, I would say just do it! It’s charities like this that make a very difficult situation that bit easier, they were amazing and so helpful”

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