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 their well-being including sickness, disability, bereavement, and issues arising from financial hardship, we support hundreds of children every year.
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.
A huge good luck to Mark Newton-Jones (pictured top row far left) who set sail last Sunday, 24 November, in the biggest trans- ocean sailing race in the world, the ARC to raise money the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. Watch a special video … Read more »
“A huge thank you for this grant. It will give us a big step further with Jessica’s development”
Mum of Deborah
“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