Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Access

A Pupil Development Grant (formerly a school uniform grant) is available to assist families on a low income to buy school uniform, sports kit, uniform for enrichment activities, school bags, stationery etc.

 

Please note: IT equipment is excluded from this grant.


This grant can be used to help with the following:

  • The purchase of school uniforms including coats and shoes
  • Uniform for enrichment activities including but not limited to; scouts, guides, cadets, martial arts, sports, performing arts or dance.
  • Equipment e.g. school bags and stationary
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs

 

Who is Eligible

The grant is available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after children who are entering:

  • Reception class or Year 3 of a maintained primary school at the beginning of a new school year
  • Year 7 or Year 10 of a maintained secondary school at the beginning of a new school year
  • In Reception, Year 3, Year 7, Year 10 or equivalent in a special school, special needs resource base or a pupil referral unit

Please note this is not available to pupils attending private schools.

 

The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age.

 

The parent/guardian making the application must be receiving one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance (JSAIB)
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance (ESAIR)
  • Child Tax Credit, with a household income of £16,190 or less
  • Pension Credit (guarantee element)
  • Universal Credit with net household earnings of less than £7400 p/a

  

Working Tax Credit is not a qualifying benefit and if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible for a Pupil Development Grant even if you get this together with one of the income above.

 

How to Apply

If you meet these criteria and think your child or children might be eligible, complete and return a Pupil Development Grant Application Form:

 

 

 

Please return completed forms to:

Benefits Department

Civic Offices

Holton Road

Barry

CF63 4RU