Renfrewshire Council

Pupils at school

School Clothing Grants increase to £100 per child

Renfrewshire pupils are now entitled to £100 school clothing grant if they meet the criteria.

The increase in school clothing grants was approved by Councillors at the Finance and Resources Policy Board, held on Wednesday 6 June 2018.

Education and Children's Services Convener for Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Paterson, welcomed the increase in the grant. He said: "Ensuring parents have the right resources to send their child to school is vital. I'm pleased that the school clothing grant has been increased to £100 per eligible child.

"We also offer parents on low incomes support through the Cost of the School Day fund, which is available through each child's school. Speak to your headteacher to find out more about accessing this fund."

Parents who have received a clothing grant in the past, they won't need to do anything. Those parents who have never applied can download a form from the Free School Meals and Clothing Grants webpage after Friday 15 June (see under 'related links').

A maximum of one grant will be paid for each child during any school year.