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Free £150 School Clothing Grant


GroceryAid has launched a grant programme to help low-income families with the cost of purchasing school essentials. You can now apply for a £150 non-repayable one off grant per child aged between 4-18 years old. You can only apply for a maximum of three children per family, as well as school uniform, you can also use the grant to help you pay for other school essentials too.

You can apply for the grant if:

  • You are currently employed in grocery and have been for at least 12 months or more.
  • You can give evidence receipt of child benefit which is paid into your bank account(one grant per child).
  • Household net income meets GroceryAid’s criteria for financial hardship.
  • Household savings are below £1000.
  • Anyone receiving a grant from GroceryAid since 1st April, 2020 will not be eligible to apply.

You will need to have ready:

  • One full months bank statements evidencing all household income, housing costs, and child benefit payments or child benefit statements. This may mean you need to provide multiple accounts including your partners bank statement.
  • Evidence that you are currently working in grocery and have continuously worked in the grocery sector for at least the last 12 months.

Your evidence can be in the form of:

  • The last 12 month payslips.
  • A letter/email from your employer on letterhead or from a company email address confirming your term of employment.
  • Another official document such as a P60 for the last two years of employment.
The school essentials grant is a limited fund. The grant will close on the 30th September, 2020 or when the fund has been used, whichever comes first.