Information about The School Uniform Grant

The school uniform grant (Also known as the Clothing Allowance scheme) can be used to cover everything back to school, including school uniform, school shoes and stationary. 

This is what you need to know;

The School Uniform Grant could see you able to claim up to £150.

It's part of the Education Act 1980 and is offered by the Government to help families on low incomes manage their budgets.

The benefit is compulsory in Scotland - where local authorities are obliged to pay qualifying families at least £100 per child.

Right now, residents in York can apply for up to £70 off, while those in Islington, London, can claim up to £150 off.

Who can apply?

If you're on a low income and claim one of the below benefits, you'll be able to enquire about the scheme from today.

•Income support

•Job seeker's allowance (income based)

•Child tax credit - provided you are not entitled to working tax credit

•Employment Support allowance (ESA)

•State pension - this benefit must be your sole source of income

•Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

•Universal Credit

To be eligible, you have to be earning less than £16,190 a year.

To find out if your council offers it, you'll have to enter your postcode into the page for school uniform support:

Once you've located your authority, you'll also be directed to other types of support you might qualify for around 'education and learning' such as travel relief, free school meals and help with childcare.

So what are you waiting for? Check if you are eligible now! 

To help you spread of the cost of school uniform even further: you can use LayBuy to purchase your school uniform from!

LayBuy helps you spread the cost over 6 weeks payments and can be used on everything available on our website.