FUNDS SET TO SUPPORT LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH NEW SCHOOL CLOTHES
The Scottish Government is set to support an estimated 10,600 school children across South Lanarkshire – with investment totalling £700,000 – to buy school clothes through the School Clothing Grant.
The School Clothing Grant was increased this month by the Scottish Government and provides eligible families with primary school children with £120 per child and £150 per child in secondary school,, up from £100 previously.
The support – which would benefit at least 145,000 school children across Scotland – is for people in receipt of a number of benefits, including Universal Credit and Working/Child Tac Credits, and helps families pay for school clothes and shoes.
Applications are still open for eligible parents to apply for the start of the new school year. Further details, including eligibility rules, can be found by visiting, www.mygov.scot/clothing-grants.
Commenting, local MSP Clare Haughey said:
“No parent should feel a burden from buying their children’s school uniforms and so the increase to the school clothing grant will relieve that pressure for many families across Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
“Being in a uniform not only breaks stigma in school but gets young people in the right mindset for learning.
“I am delighted this manifesto commitment has been introduced already and I’d encourage eligible families to apply for the start of the new school year.”
Date published: 21st July 2021