Dear parents, carers and guardians,
Please see below a message from the Local Authority for you:
The Welsh Government has just announced their school uniform grant for the coming school year. The grant is available for children who are currently entitled to free school meals* and going into one of the following year groups in September 2021:
Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11**
The grant is for £200 for Year 7 and £125 for all other year groups. The money should be spent on school uniform, coat, shoes, sports kit etc. and receipts should be kept until August 2022 for spot checks on spend. The grant can also be used to assist with purchasing laptops or tablets to help children when learning from home; however we advise families to contact their child’s school/setting to discuss loaning equipment before purchasing any equipment.
Parents of free school meal children will need to log back into their Swansea Account (where they applied for free school meal payments during Covid) to apply for the funding*** https://account.swansea.gov.uk/
Applications can be made from 13 July 2021 and take up to 7 days to process.
*note that not all children in receipt of free school meals are entitled to the uniform grant. Some children have their meal protected by the Welsh Government’s transitional protection scheme, as their income would be above the new free school meal threshold applied to Universal Credit. You can find more information here www.swansea.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
**all Looked After Children (LAC) are entitled to the grant from Reception to Year 11
***asylum seekers will automatically get the money added to their Home Office ASPEN card
If you need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01792 636611.