We're a small charity that helps children of parents or carers who work in UK fashion and textiles. Getting help from FTCT is really simple- all you need to do is just give us a call.

Call us on 0300 123 9002 or email grants@ftct.org.uk

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Fast track £150 uniform grants for children of BHS and Austin Reed employees

To help BHS and Austin Reed employees at this difficult time, we have designed a new digital fast track application process.

Employees can apply for a grant of £150 for each of your children (aged 0-18 years) to use for school uniform and shoes for the new school year.

To find apply, click here>


An FTCT grant is a financial donation that you don’t have to repay. It’s purpose is to fund an item for your child.

Grants start at £250 and can pay for an everyday item like a new school uniform or a specialist item like mobility equipment. It could also help with a household cost which impacts on your child’s life, like a broken washing machine or fridge.

To apply you must be:

  • The parent or full-time carer of a child aged between 0-18 years 
  • Currently or recently employed (since 2007) in the UK fashion and textile industry, for at least one year

To see if your job falls under ‘fashion and textiles’ click here

PLEASE NOTE: Before you give us a call, please make sure that you’ll be able to send us proof of your employment in the UK fashion and textile industry – don’t worry if you can’t find it now, we’ll just need it when you apply!

Find out what proof we need here>


Melina and Danny’s story


Melina runs her own womenswear label Pand is Mum to Danny. Business was increasingly tough and money was tight for the family.  After meeting FTCT at the trade show Pure London, Melina applied for a grant towards bedroom furniture and clothing for Danny.
Read Melina and Danny’s story here » 

Find out more information about us and how you can apply using these handy links:

Who can apply?
The application process
How to make an enquiry
Families we have helped