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Support for families

When you have children in school, it can all add up. You may be entitled to financial help with school essentials, to stop money getting in the way of your child’s education. Below, we can help you claim what’s yours.


Free School Meals

In some areas of Wales, up to 40% of eligible parents are not claiming the free school meals that they are entitled to. As the cost of living continues to rise, we are committed to ensuring that no child goes hungry while in school. Find out if you could claim Free School Meals for your child. 

School Essentials - Pupil Development Grant

Claim what’s yours: If your child already gets free school meals, there could be more help available for School Essentials. A Pupil Development Grant is available to assist families on a low income to buy school uniform and equipment.

Help with childcare costs

Information on what support is available to help parents and carers with the cost of childcare.


Financial help for new parents

Information on the financial help parents and carers may be eligible to receive.

Baby Basics

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.