FTCT photo woman and young girl

Grants giving charity the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) will be exhibiting for the first time at Kidz to Adultz Middle on Thursday 15 March 2018. Visit the team on Stand V13 to find out more about financial grants the charity have available for children with disabilities and additional needs. In this special guest blog, the FTCT team tell us a bit more about how an FTCT grant could help your child.

Attending the exhibition is a perfect opportunity for us to meet potential families who can apply for an FTCT grant. Visit Linda and Jill from the FTCT team on stand V13 for information about the grants we have available for children (aged up to 18 years). If you are eligible, you can start applying on the day!

Who can apply?

Jonathan with glove for website

Jonathan – case study at the end of article

FTCT financial grants are available to children (up to 18 years) where one or more parent has worked in the UK fashion and textile industry – for at least one year, within the last 9 years.

If you are no longer in work, but you or your partner has worked in the UK fashion and textile industry for more than one year, (within the last 9 years) you can still apply for a grant.

Please visit stand V13 to find out what we mean by fashion and textiles.

What can we fund?

Grants can be used towards specialist items for children, to support their disability or additional need, including mobility equipment, educational support, sensory toys, therapies and more. Grants can also cover essential items including clothing, bedding and shoes for all children in the family.

We try to make applying for an FTCT grant as simple as possible for parents. With a one page application form and no deadlines to apply our focus is on getting help to families when they need it most.

Children and parents are at the heart of everything we do at the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust

Founded back in 1853, we have a long history of providing financial support to children of UK fashion and textile families. With The Queen as our Patron, there lots more to our charity. We’ve helped over 400 children since July last year. A grant helped with Martha’s reading lessons, while Jonathan’s grant helped funded a specialist glove to help make daily tasks easier.


Contact FTCT

Find out more if we could help your family on our website or call FTCT’s friendly grants team on 0300 123 9002. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

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