School uniform and equipment grant (Pupil Development Grant)

If your child attends a school in Denbighshire and you receive a qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a grant towards the cost of:

  • School uniform
  • School sports kit
  • Sports outside of school
  • Uniforms for wider activities e.g. scouts and guides
  • Equipment for activities to support the curriculum, e.g. design and technology
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips, including outdoor learning
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Computers, laptops and tablets 

What is available?

Parents who receive a qualifying benefit can get a grant of £125 if their children is in reception or year 1 to 11 (except year 7). 

Year 7

If your child is in year 7 and you receive a qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a grant of £200.

Looked After Children

A grant can also be provided for a looked after child attending any school year without the parent, guardian or carer receiving a qualifying benefit.

Qualifying benefits

You will only qualify for a school uniform and equipment grant if you receive at least one of the following:

  • income support
  • income based job seekers allowance 
  • income related employment and support allowance 
  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) with an annual income below £16,190 (April 2011) 
  • pension credit (guaranteed credit)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit and your yearly net earnings must be no more than £7,400.

You cannot receive a school uniform and equipment grant if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

How to apply for a school uniform and equipment grant

You can only apply for a school uniform and equipment grant from the local authority of where your child goes to school.  

If your child goes to a school in Denbighshire, you can apply online for a  grant.

If you are eligible for free school meals as well as the school uniform and equipment grant, you can use the same online application form to apply for both. 

Apply online

Apply online for a school uniform and equipment grant (for a child going to a Denbighshire school)

Looked after Children

Apply online for a school uniform and equipment grant for a looked after child

Information from other Local Authorities

More information

Some schools have a policy to provide help towards school uniform costs for pupils in year 8 and above, please contact your child’s school to find out if they can help.