Dear parents, carers and guardians,
The Welsh Government has announced that the uniform grant will be available for additional year groups between now and 30 June 2021.
Please note that uniform grant is not for all FSM children, as those who are only Transitionally Protected are not eligible to apply (as this protection is for a free meal only). The existing year groups that can apply for the uniform grant are current Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 10.
The new year groups that can now apply are current Year 1, Year 5, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11. All grants are for £125 except for Year 7 which is £200. The extended grant can be spent on IT equipment such as a laptop as well as uniform.
All LAC learners can apply, in any year from Reception to Year 11.
The Welsh Government has advised that the applications for the next academic year will go live on 15 July. As it stands, the grant will revert to only covering those going into R, Y3, Y7 and Y10 in September.
The school uniform grant applications are about to go live. The Local Authority have indicated that they will send an email to parents who are eligible and have a verified email address on the App. They will arrange to make payments for asylum seekers via the Home Office and their Aspen Card.
This link gives details of the grant:
and eligible parents can apply here:
Please note that you won’t be able to access the application on that link if you are not eligible or if your email address has not been verified by the school.