School uniform grant

You can now claim for a grant towards school uniform under our Essential Living Fund Scheme

To be eligible for this support the following conditions apply:

  • you are a parent or guardian of a child who is the following school years reception Year 1 to Year 11

You must meet one of the following exceptional circumstances:

  • you have been made homeless and supported by the Local Council and placed into temporary accommodation and had to change schools
  • you have been placed into a refuge and had to change schools
  • you have lost school uniform in a fire or flood

Evidence from the relevant services may will be needed to support your application.

And you must be in receipt of one of the following:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  3. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  4. Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £16,190
  5. The Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
  6. Universal Credit, with an annual income of £7400 or below

For further information, copy of the policy and access to the online claim form please visit the main Essential Living Page.

Contact ELF for Essex

Telephone: 0300 7900124

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