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.

Latest from the blog

Raise funds for Cupcake Week

Its the British Baker’s National Cupcake Week 18-24 September 2017 and the FTCT office is getting in the mood to celebrate with a cupcake or two or maybe three! Why don’t you join us? Buy a box of cupcakes or … Read more »

Drapers Independents raise £1,900 for FTCT grants

Another fantastic Drapers Independent Awards. Huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners and thanks to all the guests for helping us to raise £1,900 for FTCT grants.  The Drapers Independent Awards took place this week at the prestigious central … Read more »

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What people say...


“The charity is a very valuable resource. I have struggled without support and this has been a boost to me and will have a very positive effect on a young boys future.”

Carer of Isham


“Had a lovely time volunteering for @FTCT today such a good cause!!”

FTCT Volunteer