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.
The Council's school clothing grant policy provides for a grant to be made to the parents/guardians of any pupil who:
- Is attending mainstream school;
- lives in the Dumfries and Galloway area;
- whose family receives one of the following benefits - 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 or Universal Credit.
Payment of grants for pupils aged 16 (or who attain the age of 16 between 1 March and 30 September) will not be made until after the summer break and only after the school confirms that the pupil(s) have returned to take up their studies in the August.
Grants will be issued as cheques made out to the parents/guardians of eligible pupils.
How to apply
Residents who meet the above criteria and who wish to apply for a Clothing Grant can download an application form [45kb], contact us on the details below or ask the school for an application form.