Help with the cost of living

Support for children and young people

Young Harrow Foundation

A service particularly aimed at families or carers that have children and young people in their household. To find support visit

Help with paying for childcare

A number of support schemes are available depending on the age and needs of your child, and your income. For details see Childcare and Early Years.

School uniforms and PE kits

If your child attends a school in Harrow and you'd like to apply for a school clothing grant, you'll need to contact the school directly. For more information on how to do this see Help with the cost of school clothing.

School travel grants

Follow the links below to find out about:

Free school meals

You can apply for free school meals if:

  • your child attends a Harrow school
  • is aged between 5 and 18 years
  • and you get certain benefits

Apply for free school meals

Healthy Start Vouchers

The Healthy Start provides eligible families with free vouchers every week to spend on food and milk. They can be used to buy certain types of milk, infant formula, fruits, vegetables and vitamins. You may qualify if you are at least 10 weeks pregnant or have at least one child under the age of 4 and you are on benefits (or if you are pregnant and under 18).

Apply for Healthy Start Vouchers

School Holiday Food project

Families who qualify for free school meals in term time can access food vouchers during the school holidays. Contact your school for more details.