School’s out for summer, but September will soon be here. We know that the cost of buying school uniforms can be a worry to a lot of people so Torfaen Council is offering grants to those who are struggling financially. If your child receives free school meals then you may be eligible for a grant of up to £125 per child and up to £200 if they are going into Year 7.
The Welsh Government has introduced a grant to assist families on low incomes with the purchase of:
The funding is available to pupils who attend maintained schools and are eligible for free school meals entering:
The funding is also available to the following pupils who are eligible for free school meals:
Funding of up to £125 is available for each eligible learner with the exception of those in Year 7. Eligible learners in Year 7 will be entitled to a maximum of £200.
Pupils who receive Free School Meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify for this funding. Please refer to the Free School Meals section on Torfaen Council’s website for further information.
Payments will be issued based on automated eligibility checks and these checks will be carried out on a regular basis. The payment will normally be made in to your bank account, Torfaen Council may need to contact you to obtain this information.