Cost of the School Day

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Many families with children in our school are entitled to some extra financial support. If you are struggling on a low income, you may be entitled to this extra help, even if you haven’t claimed anything before. This guide is designed to give you some pointers to where you can get this help, who qualifies for it and where you can apply. This page contains embedded /underlined links which should take you straight to the site and any application process or help you in what you have to do.Financial Support for Families

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland Advice Line offers free, independent, expert, up-to-date advice and information on the benefits and tax credits system. We welcome enquiries from frontline staff of all levels of experience. Please note that we do not have resources to provide direct advice to people who are claiming benefits but will be able to provide advice to school staff enquiring on a parent or carer’s behalf. Please contact the school should you require support with this.

Child Poverty Action Group’s Talking about Costs and Money at School resource and animation helps with effective communication about costs, entitlements and wider financial support at school. It is based on the experiences of parents and carers across Scotland and featuring good practice case studies from schools.

Information from on Free School Meals, School Clothing Grants and Education Maintenance Allowance with links to all local authority websites and information on Best Start Grants and Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) offers grants for people on low incomes in specific circumstances.

Debt advice from National Debtline – Free impartial debt advice at or on 0808 808 4000

Benefits check and support Citizens Advice Scotland Information and advice to help people resolve their money, legal and other problems. Find a local advice bureau at

Citizen Advice Scotland provides details of local advice services

9 Olympia Way,
Town Centre
East Kilbride G74 1JT

Telephone: 01355 263698

Food banks Citizens Advice Food Outreach Scotland.

Turn2Us Helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services Most Housing Associations have welfare rights services for their tenants.

Housing advice Shelter Scotland at or on 0808 800 444

Domestic abuse support: Scottish Women’s Aid, or 0800 027 1234

Free Bus Travel for Children

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