The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) is a charity which was founded over 150 years ago, to support disadvantaged children, whose parents or carers work in the UK fashion and textile industry.
By providing grants to support all aspects of a child’s well-being including sickness, disability, bereavement, and issues arising from financial hardship, we have supported over 40 children in the last 3 months, whose parents or carers have a trade connection to the UK fashion and textile industry.
Our grants provide funding for a wide range of items such as therapies, adaptions to the home, extra curricular activities and respite breaks.
Or essential items such as clothing, bedding or shoes as well as access to education through extra tuition, learning support or school necessities. To hear how FTCT grants have helped families in your industry, visit our success stories page.
When we say fashion and textiles, we mean any industry where the primary function is concerned with fabrics or the products made from fabrics.
Here are just a few examples of the types industries and job roles which would make you eligible to apply.
We’ve just heard the wonderful news that, Brendan Dorrian, Head of Business Development at Fawaz Alhokair Fashion (pictured),will be running next year’s London Marathon to raise money for FTCT. Brendan told FTCT, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to run 26.2 … Read more »
Last night, the lingerie industry glitterati were out in force, at The Savoy last night for the spectacular Contour Fashion Ball. Sponsored by Fashion Forms, the sell-out event raised more than £50,000 for our charity, the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust and … Read more »
The grant will make….”a massive difference, it will keep my 2 children together and because we don’t have any other family to support us it makes us feel a part of your trust.”
Mum 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