Help with school clothing costs

Last updated: 28 January 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.

The eligibility criteria (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.
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.