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School Clothing Grant

In exceptional circumstances families may be eligible for an essential school clothing grant.

The criteria is that you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed the limit for the current financial year.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

And in addition one of the following conditions must apply (evidence required):

  • You have been affected by a fire, theft or flood
  • Homeless families – for example parent leaving home due to domestic violence
  • Medical condition – for example obesity, extreme growth, child with enuresis or soiling problem
  • Bereavement – loss of a parent
  • Conditions of extreme poverty – such as situations where families are at risk of being made homeless, high debts etc.
  • Reconstituted families – for example, where a child returns to live with one parent having lived with the other and financial difficulties arise (child may arrive with no clothing)

How to apply for the school clothing grant?

If you wish to make enquiries about an essential clothing grant please go to:

Or please telephone on 01454 868008: Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.30pm.

To apply for the grant you will need to complete the school clothing grant application form and provide a copy of your award letter for the benefits you are receiving.  Evidence must also be provided for the secondary conditions. All evidence for both criteria must be dated within the last 3 months.