Apply now - school uniform grants for new secondary school pupils
Parents of year 7 pupils eligible for a £100 discount on school uniforms have been urged to apply for their grant before the new secondary school term starts in September.
Families of around 700 children moving from primary school to secondary school this September have already received their £100 uniform discount, which is available to those qualifying for a range of benefits.
With eligible parents encouraged to apply for the grant upon receiving their offer of a school place in March, the Council is now urging those who have not yet made a claim to ensure they make the most of the support available to them.
The cost of living crisis is set to put Hackney residents under even more severe strain this autumn, and we know school uniforms come at a cost – especially for those moving into secondary school.
That’s why we’ve made these grants available to those on low-incomes, part of our unprecedented cost of living support package which is targeted at those who need it most. It’s vital that those who are eligible make the most of the help available.
To qualify for a £100 school uniform grant, children must live in Hackney, start secondary school this September, and live in a household receiving one of the benefits below:
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Child tax credit, and getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Working tax credit, getting no more than £16,190 a year
- Guarantee element of pension credit, or
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Universal Credit with a net earnings threshold of £15,400 a year
Find out more and apply online.
The grant is part of an extensive package of financial support Hackney Council has made available to the borough's most vulnerable residents to help them with the rocketing prices of everyday essentials such as food, clothes, transport and bills. Find out more.