Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

Our grants help the children of UK fashion and textile families who are struggling financially.  It's why our charity was founded back in 1853.

If you are a parent or carer who works, or has previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry, for at least one year, within the last nine years, you might be able to apply for a grant. Not sure if this is you? Take a look at what we mean here.

Our grants are here to support families when they are struggling financially and can't afford to buy essential items for their children. This could be because of an unexpected change in your circumstances or a sudden gap in income. 

Our grants fund a proper bed to sleep in, a working cooker for hot meals, a working washing machine for clean clothes or a school uniform that fits. 

We can also fund mobility equipment, sensory toys or educational support for children with a disability or additional needs. Read more.

To be able to apply for one of our grants, you must fit into the criteria points below:

  • You must work or have previously worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for at least one year, within the last nine years. See the list below for examples. 

  • This work must have been paid

  • Sole traders, self employed or sub contracted staff might also be able to apply

  • Your children must be aged between 0-18 years



    We are a small and friendly team, so if you have any questions, feel free to give us a ring on 0300 123 9002 or email Hazel at 


Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position
Grants Manager
Fashion & Textile Children's Trust

Where to go

Fashion & Textile Children's Trust
11 Belgrave Road

PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer a drop in service, so all initial inquiries must be made online, thank you:

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

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