Apply for a school clothing grant

We can, in some circumstances, provide a grant towards the costs of school clothing and footwear if you receive certain benefits.

The current grant is £100 for both primary school and secondary school pupils. For pupils of statutory school age the grant is paid to parents; for pupils over statutory school age the grant is paid to the student.

You can apply for a school clothing grant if you or your family receive any of these benefits:

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit, and your annual income is less than £16,105
  • Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit and your annual income is less £6,420
  • Universal Credit, and your monthly income is not more than £610
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction

You can only apply for children attending school or about to enter Primary 1. If you are an eligible student who receives an Education Maintenance Allowance you can apply for a school clothing grant for yourself. 

You can download the application form for a school clothing grant below: 


For more information, please contact us or see the frequently asked questions below.

Contact details

School Clothing Grants
Customer Services
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 13
Second Floor North
Marischal College
Broad Street
Aberdeen 
AB10 1AB

03000 200293
SCGrants@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Frequently asked questions

Usually within 4 weeks. From June to September we receive a lot of applications, and we process them as quickly as possible. We do not start making payments till mid-July. 

You can apply for a school clothing grant once per child in any financial year i.e. between 1 April and 31 March.

You can choose to either have the money paid into a bank account which accepts BACS payments or you can receive a cheque.

When applying for a footwear and clothing grant you will need to show proof of benefit received as stated in the application form.

You may be eligible for free school meals and free school transport. Students staying on at secondary school for 5th and 6th year can apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance

You can download the application form on this page or get one from a school, learning centre or the Customer Access Points at Marischal College, MastrickKincorth and Woodside. You can also return your application form to any of these Access Points. 


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