We cannot ignore the harsh reality that children across the UK are being left behind at school due to economic challenges, including those of fashion and textile families.

This July, let's rally together to give every child the tools they need to thrive in school. Donate now to help us reach our £5,000 goal and together we can make a difference in our industry, one family at a time.

Why we need your help 

As we enter the summer break, the new school year approaches bringing a new set of challenges for families living in financial hardship. While kids are excited about lesson free days with their friends, countless parents across the UK and in our industry are already feeling stressed and worried about back-to-school costs.

According to our recent survey 75% of parents working in fashion and textiles find the financial burden of back to school expenses extremely stressful, while 54% admit they have used credit plans to pay for their child's school uniform.*

Uniforms, tablets, bus passes, after school care – each item on the back-to-school checklist represents another financial hurdle for parents already struggling to make ends meet.

Support our campaign to rewrite the narrative of back-to-school season for struggling families. Families like Joy's


Easing the Back-To-School Worry for Mia and Jonah

Joy is Mum to Mia 14 and Jonah 5. She works at the John Lewis Partnership. Here Joy shares her story of applying for an Back To School grant with the FTCT. 

“I’m a single mum. At the time of applying I was working less hours and had debts to pay off. With the rising cost of logo school uniform I turned to the FTCT for help.”

“Now Mia can do her homework on the laptop which has helped tons. The whole process of applying was very easy from start to finish.” Joy. 

How your donation will help 

As a small charity and are proud to say that 100% of donations go towards funding the grants we give to fashion and textile families, sending vital funds directly to families in need.   

Through our grants, we want to create a world where every child has access to everything they need to thrive in school, and give hard working parents in our industry the help they need, during the most challenging times.

You can help us to create that world today—please donate and back our campaign.

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*54 respondents to April 2024 survey sent to families who have previously received an FTCT grant