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Fashion & Textile Children's Trust grants 2017

  • 20/03/2017
  • Author:bridgetmccall

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Work in the fashion & textile industry? Have a child with additional needs? FTCT may be able to help.

Young woman and disabled boy

Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) helps children of parents who work or have previously worked in the UK fashion and textiles industries. This includes regular clothes shops, department stores and supermarkets that sell clothing, like Tesco or Asda. 

FTCT helps hundreds of these families every year with grants to support their children (aged 0-18 years).

Grants for additional support

The charity's current area of focus is grants for additional support (typically between £750 - £1,500).

This includes help towards the costs of:

  • Mobility equipment

  • Sensory toys

  • Learning support

  • Speech therapy

  • Respite activities.

However, no two families are the same, so each grant is tailored to suit particular needs.

Who is eligible for support?

With all FTCT grants, to apply you must:

  • Be the parent or full-time carer of a child aged 0-18 years


  • At least one parent or full-time carer must either be currently working in the UK fashion and textile industry or have worked within the industry within the last nine years. This includes a wide range of job roles. To check whether your current or recent job fits into fashion and textiles, read the Fashion & Textile Children's Trust eligibility information page.

How to apply

You can make an enquiry on the Fashion & Textile Children's Trust website or give the charity a call on 0300 123 9002.

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