School Clothing Grants

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance - Income Based, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit (where take home pay is less than £610 per month), Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Child Tax Credit with an income of less than £16,105 (as assessed by HMRC), you may be entitled to receive a grant towards the cost of buying essential clothing to enable children up to the age of 16 to attend school.

Grants are paid directly into the applicant's bank account or paid by cheque where the applicant does not have a bank account.

The current value of a Clothing Grant is £100 per child.

The closing date for Clothing Grant applications is 17 March each year. Applications received after 17 March each year will NOT be processed for the current academic year. A fresh application will be required and a new application form will become available in June each year for the next school session beginning in August.

Automatic awards

We’ve made some changes this year to make things easier.

Most families will get an automatic award, which means they will not need to fill in a new application form each year.

You get an automatic award if you meet these conditions:

  • you got an award in 2018/19
  • you get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

Payments will be made from week commencing 15 July onwards.

You will not get an automatic award if your child is entering P1.

Otherwise, you must apply.

Application forms can be submitted online - School Clothing Grant Application Form

If we've asked you to provide documents and/or information to support a claim, you don’t need to visit our offices or send documents through the post. You can supply this information using our online evidence upload form.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact:

Customer Contact Centre
Email: customerservices@dundeecity.gov.uk
Tel: 01382 433458
50 North Lindsay Street
Dundee DD1 1QE