Applications are now open for the Welsh Government’s Pupil Development Grant (formerly the School Uniform Grant.)
If you are a parent or guardian of a child who is entering Reception or Year 3 in Primary School or Year 7 or 10 of Secondary School in September 2019 and those children who are in the above groups who attend a special school and who attend a school in Wrexham then you may be eligible for the funding.
The grant is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age who attend school in Wrexham.
Funding of up to £125 will be available per child of parents/guardians who are eligible.
The PDG recognises the variety of costs parents face when their child starts school and it promotes a greater take up of wider activities by disadvantaged learners. The funding is wide in scope and is not limited to supporting the cost of school uniform; it will support greater aspiration, cultural enrichment, well-being and resilience by covering:
- School uniform;
- School sports kit;
- Uniform for wider activities, for example sports, scouts and guides;
- School equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
- Equipment for out of school hours trips such as waterproofs for outdoor learning.
You can apply now for the grant and the closing date for applications is 31 December 2019.
Only parents who receive eligible benefits will be entitled to the grant or children who are looked after by the Local Authority
To find out more check out our website here.APPLY FOR A PUPIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT