School clothing grants for secondary school

If your child attends a school in Harrow and you would like to apply for a school clothing grant, you will need to contact the school directly to make an application.

You can apply for a grant at any time of the year and one clothing grant is allowed per child.

Who is entitled to the grant?

To qualify for the school clothing grant you must be a parent / carer receiving one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support / Universal Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance - Income Related
  • Employment Support Allowance - Income Related
  • Support as an Asylum Seeker
  • Children who receive Income Support in their own right
  • Pension Credit
  • Parents in receipt of Child Tax Credit (you will not be entitled if you are receiving Working Tax Credit)

How much is the grant?

The grant is £25. The budget is reviewed each year and  we may adjust the amount to ensure that the budget is affordable and reflects current demand.

How is the clothing grant paid?

The grant is paid directly to your bank account by bank transfer.

Additional advice and support

The following organisations may be able to provide you with advice and support to help with the cost of school clothing:

  • Various charities may give small grants to help with school uniform grants but this may take some time and may be subject to conditions. You can ask for a copy of the Directory of Grant Making Trusts at Harrow libraries. You may also be apply to the Harrow Mayor's Fund for a small grant subject to availability via the Mayor's office
  • Some school governing bodies or parent's associations give help with school clothing. This help is usually provided by the school keeping a stock of second-hand clothing which it gives to pupils who fall within its criteria for help, or by running a second-hand uniform shop where the clothing can be bought cheaply by any parent.
  • If you get Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit, you may be able to receive an interest-free budgeting loan from the social fund to help with the cost of school clothing.
  • Citizen Advice
  • If you have a social worker you may be able to seek help from them.
  • You may be able to seek assistance from your local church / faith group if you are a regular attender.

School clothing grant

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