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School uniform grant

Funded by the Welsh Government to assist families on low incomes.

The Welsh Government provides school uniform grant to assist families on low income. To be eligible in the school year September 2020 to July 2021, the child must be:

  • In Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11*; and
  • Currently entitled to free school meals**


Eligible parents/carers can apply here:

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Only eligible parents will be able to apply and they will receive an email from the council to confirm that they are eligible. The application process closes on 30 June 2021.

The grant is £200 for Year 7 and £125 for the other year groups. The grant can be used on school uniform, coats, shoes, sports kit etc. Parents need to keep receipts for audit purposes.

If you have any further queries please contact or call 01792 636611.

*Note that the grant covers all children between Reception and Year 11 if they are classed as Looked After Children attending Swansea schools.

**This excludes those on transitional protection for free school meals during the roll out of Universal Credit.


Find out more about free school meals

If your child is not entitled to free school meals but you believe that they could be you can find out more on

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Useful advice on money matters can also be found here:

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School uniforms - new and recycled

In partnership with Swansea Council, we have set up a new project ABC123 which is all about affordable school uniforms. We accept donated uniforms that are no longer required, launder them and then re-sell them at a fraction of the cost of new uniforms.

We currently have a large quantity of uniforms available at our premises in the town centre: Unit 12, St. David's Shopping Centre, Swansea and we would welcome you to come and see what is available. Please contact us on 07494 966980 to arrange a suitable time to visit. 

Our stock includes jumpers, sweatshirts, cardigans, trousers, dresses (summer and winter) and polo shirts.  Some of the uniforms are branded and some are not. Prices range from £2.00 to £5.00 per item and we also have some bundles available as well.

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