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

Useful Links

We know asking for help can be incredibly daunting and figuring out where to start can be confusing and at times a little scary. That’s why here at FTCT we hope to be able to help every parent and carer who calls us, if not with a grant, then at least with information about other organisations and support networks to call. If you are looking for a little extra support, here is a list of really useful websites with all sorts of advice which we hope will help.


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Wedding Daily is targeted at wedding retailers, manufacturers, distributors, designers, retailers, venues, florists, wedding planners, photographers, and all those working in the wedding industry; it provides instant access and detailed insight into everything going on in the wedding world.


For advice around money and debt Payplan is great. They offer a    completely free service to help people who are having problems with debt and debt-related issues.

For help with budgeting and making your money go further Money Advice is a great, government run, website to help you make the most of your money.

For advice on benefits, legal and housing issues the Citizens Advice Bureau is great, they have straightforward advice and you can always book an appointment to go and  see one of their
advisors face to face.

The Directgov website is also useful when it comes to advice about your rights, benefits and housing in the UK.

A great website for grants for just about anything is Turn2us. This website has an enormous database of charities and trusts, all you have to do is put in your details and what you need a grant for and it will quickly tell you if there are any charities it knows of that might help you.

We work in partnership with some other organisations who help children and young people with educational grants, it’s always worth applying to more than one charity for a grant so do go and have a look at the ETF website where you can find details of other charities able to help with your child’s education.

Cabrini is a wonderful charity providing wide ranging services to children, young people, families and to adults with learning disabilities.

Dress for Success are a charity which helps women on low incomes get back to work by dressing them in a complete outfit of smart clothes to wear to their interview and by giving them one-to-one interview training.

Shine is a registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities’ legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation wants to see children and adults with severe learning disabilities have the same life opportunities as everyone else.


Auditory VerbalUK is a national charity which teaches deaf babies and children to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal Therapy, so that they can achieve their potential in life. Click here to read the story of little Louie, who FTCT have supported by funding sessions at AVUK.


Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

Furniture Makers Company
The Furniture Makers is the only charity specifically dedicated to helping those who have worked in the UK furnishing industry. The charity provides support and assistance to those in need in the UK furnishing industry. They provide help to three specific key groups: Students, the Retired, and those of Working Age. For more details, please click here.