Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT)

The Fashion & Textile Children's Trust provides financial grants for children (up to 18 years) whose parent/carer works or has previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry - for at least one year within the last 9 years.

We also support parents who work, or have worked, in supermarkets that sell a clothing line. They don't have to work directly in the clothing section to be able to apply.

Grants are available for essential items for the children within the family, including clothing, bedding, shoes or essential household furniture and appliances.

Funding is also available for children with a disability or additional needs and can fund specialist items to suit their needs, including mobility equipment, therapy, sensory toys and educational support.

Last updated on 6 June 2019

Who is eligible?

Children and young people under 18 years whose parents work or have worked in the UK fashion and textile retailing and manufacturing industry for at least one year within the last 9 years. Visit the FTCT's website to see which fashion and textile jobs may qualify for help.

The Trust can also help children and young people whose parents work, or have worked, in supermarkets that sell a clothing line. They don't have to work directly in the clothing section to be able to apply.

FTCT grants can only fund essential items to improve the wellbeing of the children in the family. Essential means your child does not have this item already or they have this item and it is severely worn out. Please check FTCT’s frequently asked questions for a list of what they can and can't fund.

What we can't help with

  • House repairs, including boiler repairs
  • Childcare, such as nursery fees or after school care
  • Debt repayment
  • Household bills, such as rent arrears or utility bills

How to apply?

The first step is to complete an online enquiry form, which can be accessed on the website

If you are not sure if your employment history matches the criteria, please call the charity first. Applications are considered all year round.

Contact details

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust
Victoria Charity Centre
11 Belgrave Road
London
SW1V 1RB
Telephone: 0300 123 9002
Email: grants@ftct.org.uk
Web: http://www.ftct.org.uk

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