School Uniform and Equipment Grant

Page updated on: 12/08/2019

Welsh Government has introduced a Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Access Grant. This is to provide grant assistance to families on low incomes for the purchase of:

  • School uniform including coats and shoes;
  • School sports kit including footwear;
  • Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
  • Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
  • Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs.
  • IT equipment, such as mobile phones and tablets, are excluded from this funding

Who is eligible? 

Funding is available to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals entering:

  • Reception class of maintained primary schools in September 2019;
  • Year 3 of maintained Primary Schools in September 2019;
  • Year 7 of maintained Secondary Schools in September 2019;
  • Year 10 of maintained Secondary Schools in September 2019;
  • Pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units who are aged 4,7,11 or 14 in September 2019.

The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age.

Funding of up to £125 is available to each eligible learner, with those in Year 7 being entitled to a maximum of £200.

How to apply?

  1. Purchase school uniform and/or equipment from any high street or on-line shop
  2. Download and complete the form below.
  3. Photocopy the receipts and send with your completed application form to:
    Education Services, PDG Access, Building 2, St David’s Park, Jobs Well Road, Carmarthen SA31 3HB

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2020.

Download application form (.pdf)

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