The deadline to apply for School Clothing Grants for this school year was 31st March 2024.  Applications made after this date will be assessed for Free School Meals only.

Applications for the 2024/25 school year are currently open.

To qualify for a school clothing grant and/or free school meals/milk, you must receive at least one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (income-based)
  • Employment and support allowance (income-related)
  • Child Tax Credit only (total income below £19,995)
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit (total income below £9,552)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit - including those with take-home pay of up to £796 per month
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit (School clothing grant only)
  • Widow's Allowance - if not in full-time employment (School clothing grant only)
  • Child and Working Tax Credit with annual income below £18,725 (School clothing grant only)

You will be asked to upload a copy of an award letter as evidence of the benefits you receive. These will be separate uploads for each benefit.

However, if you already receive Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction, these records will be used to determine your entitlement, therefore you will not need to upload evidence of the benefits you receive.

Also, you will need to know your Bank Account details before starting this form.

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