School Uniform Grant

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language recently announced that the Pupil Development Grant Access scheme will be raised for one year only by £100 per learner eligible for free school meals.

Learners currently eligible for free school meals can apply for the grant of £225 per learner, and £300 for those learners entering year 7, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school.

Pupils who receive Free School Meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify for this funding. 

From January 2022 all school years are eligible.

All looked after children qualify for the grant, whether they receive free school meals or not.

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

The scheme for the 2022/23 academic year will begin on 1st July 2022 and end on 30th June 2023

How to Apply

Apply online if:

  • Your child is eligible for free school meals and
  • Your child has not already had a school uniform grant for the current school year 2022/2023 and

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Contact Information 

Contact the Benefits Team

Email benefits@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk or telephone 01495 353398 for further information about this grant.