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. Our grants can provide practical help during a tough financial spot. We’re a small and friendly team and are here to help you.


Call our grants team on 0300 123 9002.
Or fill out an online enquiry form.

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


Due to a very high demand, our small grants programme is currently paused. Small grant funding for essential items between £250-£750 will re-open on 1st April 2017.

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What people say...


“I can’t describe the relief you’ve given me and my family. Thanks to you and your team and everyone who supports FTCT, Emma has a bright future again. I can’t stop smiling – except when I’m crying.”

Dad of Emma


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

Mum of Renee