School Clothing Grant & Free School Meals August 2024

Applications are open for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants for August 2024. If you previously received Free School Meals or a Clothing Grant, you must apply now.

The School Clothing Grant is £160 for Primary School children and £172 for Secondary School children.

Am I Eligible?

Your household must receive at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit (where the monthly earned income does not exceed £796).
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £19,995 (as assessed by the HMRC)
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and an income below £9,552 (as assessed by the HMRC)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit

You can also apply if:

  • You are 16 to 18 years old and receive any of these benefits in your own right.
  • You have no recourse to public funds, normally due to immigration status.
  • You are a family waiting for your first monthly Universal Credit award notice.

Clothing Grants are paid throughout July and August, before the new school year begins. However, if your child is over 16 years of age on 30 September, you will not receive payment until the school confirm that your child has returned to school after the summer holiday.