Educational Grants

Educational grants: footwear, clothing and free school meals

Applications for the new academic year 2019/20, may be made from 1 June 2019.

We provide free school meals and £100 (per child) worth of school footwear and clothing to children whose parents are on certain benefits.

If your child is in Primary 1, 2 or 3 you will automatically receive free school meals. Parents of children entering Primary 4 and up must apply.

Can I get help with these costs?

We may be able to help you with these school costs if your child attends primary or secondary school and you receive 1 of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit only (with income under £16,105)
  • maximum Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (with an income under £6,900)
  • Working Tax Credit with income under £16,105 (clothing grant only)
  • Council Tax Reduction/Housing Benefit (clothing grant only)
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610.

Families will be eligible for a Clothing Grant only if in receipt of one of the following:

  • Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit with an annual income of £16,105 or less
  • Universal Credit where “take-home pay” does not exceed £1,342.

Article 26: My family should get the money they need to help bring me up