Volunteering opportunities

Love fashion? Want to make a difference to the lives of young people? Then FTCT needs your help. Read more

Apply for a grant

If you're a parent working in the UK fashion and textile industry you might be eligible for a grant for your child. Read more

Martha's Story

Martha (11) has Williams Syndrome. An FTCT grant helped to fund reading lessons for Martha, over four years. Watch Martha and Mum Deborah talk about the difference their FTCT grant has made. Read more

Application process

We’re a small and friendly team, so you won’t need to explain your situation lots of times to different people. Our grants team will work with you on your application and help with queries along the way. Read more

Promote FTCT at work

We can help colleagues with children across the industry, but rely on employers to tell staff about our grants. Read more

How we help your staff

We can offer grants to employees with children aged 18 years or under. By providing funding for essential items, our grants help hundreds of UK fashion and textile families every year. Read more

I have worked for 1 year or more in fashion and textiles

This includes jobs in retail, manufacture, design, distribution and head office for any UK fashion, textile, soft furnishings, interiors or footwear companies. Read more

I have worked less than 1 year in fashion and textiles

To apply for an FTCT grant you must have worked in fashion or textiles for 1+ years within the last 9 years. This could be over consecutive years, combining two job roles. Read more

I have never worked in fashion and textiles

We define fashion and textiles as a UK business which sells, makes or designs clothing or fabrics. Sadly this doesn't include industries such as beauty or hairdressing. Read more

I'm not sure

If you’re not sure you work in fashion or textiles please read this section to see if you could apply. Read more

Our Trustees

We are fortunate to have the generous support of our Trustees who give their time voluntarily to govern the charity. Read more

How volunteers help FTCT

From our wonderful Trustees, to our fabulous fundraisers the difference volunteers make to the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) is immeasurable. Read more

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Fundraise for FTCT

From bake sales to fun runs, fundraising for FTCT is a great way to introduce your staff to our charity and the support our grants can give. Read more

About our grants

An FTCT grant is a financial donation for children whose parent works in the UK fashion and textile industry. It is not a loan and does not have to be repaid. Read more

Who we help

If you are interested in applying for a grant for your child, there is some important information you need to know, before you make an enquiry. Read more

Volunteer

Love fashion and textiles? Want to make a difference to the lives of young people? Then FTCT needs you. Read more

Fundraise

Families across the UK are facing increasing financial strain and we have seen a significant rise in demand for our grants recently. Read more

What we fund

A grant is a financial donation that you don’t have to repay. It must be used to buy essential items for your children such as clothing or school uniform. Read this section to see what we fund. Read more

Information for employers

By promoting FTCT to your staff, colleagues and professional networks, you increase the chances of our grants reaching more children. Read more