Help with school clothing costs

Last updated: 23 October 2020

You may be able to get financial help with your child's school clothing and shoes. This help is called a 'school clothing grant' and is available from your local council.

It's normally a cash grant paid directly to your bank account.

Who can apply and the amount of money you'll get depends on your local council. Everybody who gets a school clothing grant will get at least £100.

You may be able to apply for free school meals at the same time as you apply for the clothing grant.

Find out about getting the school clothing grant during coronavirus on your local council's website.

School Age Payment

You may also be able to claim a Best Start Grant School Age Payment.

The payment of £250 can help with the costs of a child starting primary one.