School Clothing Grant 2013/14
Enfield families on low incomes may be eligible to apply for a grant to help meet school uniform costs. The uniform grant is to assist families on low incomes who have children entering Reception class in primary schools or transferring to Year 7 in secondary schools in the 2013/14 academic year.
Currently, as a pilot scheme, it operates on the basis of a reimbursement in the form of a BACS payment or in some exceptional cases a cheque payment. In the longer term it is expected that Uniform Vouchers will be issued to parents to enable them to purchase items of clothing from school uniform suppliers.
Funds for the clothing grant scheme however, are limited and therefore we cannot guarantee that we can assist every applicant.
How much is the Grant?
For the 2013/2014 academic year the grant will be £22 for a Year R (reception) child and £85 for a Year 7 child.
Who is Eligible?
Parents/Guardians whose child/children are in Year R (reception) or Year 7 in the 2013/2014 academic year. Please note that this grant is only for children in Year R (reception) and Year 7 and is not available for any other year group.
- The Parent/Guardian must be in receipt of one of the following: Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (IR) or assistance as an Asylum Seeker. You would also qualify if you receive Child Tax Credit only and have an annual income of less than £16,190, or receive the guarantee element of State Pension Credit. Please note that if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credits you will not qualify for a grant.
The child and parent/guardian must live within the area of the London Borough of Enfield.
The child must be attending a state maintained school.
When and Where should You Apply?
Application forms are available to download or can be obtained from your child's school or you can contact 020 8379 5367 and arrange for one to be sent to you.
Please complete and sign the application form and return it to: Pupil Benefits, PO Box 56 , Civic Centre, Silver Street , Enfield , EN1 3XQ . AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Please note that your application cannot be processed if it is not completed in full, or if you do not include photocopies of the required supporting evidence to confirm your eligibility.
This page was last updated on 15-Apr-2013.