Struggling with School uniform costs? Your local council could help.
It's an expensive time of the year for those with kids. Uniforms, stationary and other costs come at once when term time rolls in.
What you may not know, is that you may be able to get help if you can't afford it, from your local council.
It's worth checking with the school to see if they can directly support you, or at least point you in the direction of someone who can, but in England and Wales, your council may also be able to help.
The grant normally applies to maintained schools, colleges for further education and Sixth Form. The grant is normally reserved for uniform, but they sometimes are able to assist with non-uniform clothes, shoes, sports or PE kits.
How do I find out if i qualify?
Firstly, contact the school to see if they provide direct assistance. Otherwise, contact your local council who may be able to help. You can search for details on the Gov UK site HERE
How much can I get?
That's dependant on your local authority. Coucils such as Greenwich offer grants from £40 to £100 dependant on your circumstances.
In Northern Ireland, grants are available for up to £56 for school uniforms and up to £22 for PE Kits.
Where can i get more info?
I've dropped some links below dependant on your location.
England & Wales