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Welsh Government School Uniform Grant

Please Note: The Wrexham Council School Uniform Grant ended with effect from 31/03/2015. No further applications for this grant will be accepted.

Who can apply for it?

Parents/Guardians who have children who are entering Year 7 of Secondary School in September 2015 and who live in Wrexham.

When can I apply for the grant?

The forms will be available from 1st July 2015.

Is there a closing date?

The closing date is 31 October 2015.

Who do I contact?

Contact Wrexham Tel: 01978 298991.

The forms are available to download or you can collect one from Contact Wrexham, 16 Lord Street, Wrexham, LL11 1LG or email uniformgrants@wrexham.gov.uk

Can all parents get the grant?

No, only those who are in receipt of the certain benefits.

What are the benefits?

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with and income below £16,105 but not in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

You must provide us with proof of your entitlement which must be dated no earlier than 2 months prior to your application. Without this your application cannot be processed.

How do I apply?

Call Contact Wrexham on 01978 298991 to complete the application over the phone (You will still need to provide us with a hard copy of your proof of entitlement) or you can download a form or pick up an application form from Contact Wrexham, 16 Lord Street, Wrexham, LL11 1LG or from the school.

How much is the Grant worth?

£105 for every child.

How is it paid to parents?

It is paid directly into your bank account but for this to happen you will need to complete another form authorising us to do so.

Where do I get the form to supply my bank details?

The same place as the application form.

I don’t have a bank account or one that will accept direct payments

We can only pay the School Uniform Grant into the applicant's bank account. If the applicant does not have a bank account a School Uniform Grant Voucher will be issued.

Where can I use the Voucher?

You can use it in the schools as well as the major shops in Wrexham town.