School Clothing Grants content 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 and 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 CentreEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 01382 43345850 North Lindsay StreetDundee DD1 1QE Other available grants Social Security Scotland have introduced a Best Start Grant which is made up of three payments. The Pregnancy and Baby Payment was launched successfully on 10 December 2018, the Early Learning Payment launched on 29 April 2019 and the School Age Payment will open for applications on 3 June. As part of a programme of measures, including the Baby Box, targeted at children's early years, the aim of the payments is to support parents and tackle inequality, improving health outcomes and raising attainment. A Pregnancy and Baby Payment of £600 for a first child and £300 for any subsequent child. This will help with expenses in pregnancy or of having a new child. There will be an extra £300 if you have a multiple birth; An Early Learning Payment of £250. This will help with costs with early learning at around the time a child may take up a nursery place, to support child development; and A School Age Payment of £250. This will help with the costs of preparing for primary school. For further information about Best Start Grants can be found on the Scottish Government website.