COVID-19: Find out what measures Radius Housing are taking in respect of our services and buildings so that we can reduce risks. Read more
Uniform Grants Available
29 Jul 2015
Education Minister, John O''Dowd, has encouraged parents of eligible children to apply for school uniform grants. The Minister said: ''It is that time of the year when parents may be starting to plan for the new school year in September and may be turning their focus to buying new uniforms. The cost of purchasing uniforms can be a worry and a struggle for some parents but the uniform grant can help alleviate the cost. The Clothing Allowance Scheme covers pupils in primary, post-primary and special schools. The eligibility criteria are similar to those used for free school meals and seek to target families who are on benefits or low incomes. The Minister continued: ''In 2014/15 my Department provided approximately £5.1million to support families with school uniform costs, enabling approximately 93,000 pupils to benefit from the grant. This year, I have allocated £5.4million to the scheme. Parents who think they may be eligible should contact the Education Authority who will be able to provide additional information and advice as well as an application form. Further information is available on the nidirect website at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/school-uniform-grant'
We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.
For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page
Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.
We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.