School clothing grants

The award of clothing grants is to assist with the cost of school clothing for families who are on a qualifying benefit or on a low income.

You may be eligible for a school clothing grant if you have a child that attends a school in Dumfries and Galloway and you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's Allowance (Income based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income based)
  • Child Tax Credit on its own, with an annual taxable income of less than £16,105 (subject to change)
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £6,420 (subject to change)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit

You must tell us if there are any changes to your financial circumstances.

We won't pay grants to pupils aged 16 (or who turn 16 between 1 March and 30 September) until after the summer holidays. We need the school to confirm attendance.


This form can also be used to apply for free school meals.


Clothing grant payments from Dumfries and Galloway are now paid directly to the applicant's bank account. You must fully complete the method of payment election form attached to the application.

Payments can't be made to Post Office accounts.

Related Information

Contact Details


Community and Commissioning

Education Services
30 Edinburgh Road

Tel: 01387 260493
Fax: 01387 260453

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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