Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Still time to apply for school uniform and equipment grants

Denbighshire County Council is informing parents and guardians that there’s still time to apply for school uniform and equipment grants.

The scheme, known as the Pupil Development Grant, is currently open for applications, and people may qualify if they receive at least one benefit, such as:

  1. income based job seekers allowance
  2. income related employment and support allowance 
  3. child tax credit (but not working tax credit) with an annual income below £16,190 (April 2011) 
  4. pension credit (guaranteed credit)
  5. Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  6. Universal Credit and your yearly net earnings must be no more than £7,400.

The grant can cover school uniform, school sports kit; sports outside of school; uniform for wider activities such as scouts and guides; equipment for activities to support the curriculum, such as design and technology; equipment for out of school hours trips, including outdoor learning; Duke of Edinburgh activities and computers, laptops and tablets.

Parents/ guardians who receive a qualifying benefit can receive a grant of £225 if their children are in Reception or Years 1 to 11. If the child is in Year 7 and parents/guardians may be entitled to a grant of £300 if they receive one of the benefits,.

People cannot receive a school uniform and equipment grant if they are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

If your child goes to a school in Denbighshire, you can apply online for a  grant by visiting:

People that are eligible for free school meals,  as well as the school uniform and equipment grant may use the same online application form to apply for both. 

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