Edinburgh Eastern MSP Ash Denham is encouraging eligible families in her constituency to apply for a grant to help with the cost of school uniforms.
The Scottish Government and local authority leaders have recently reached a new agreement to increase the national school clothing grant to a minimum of £120 per eligible primary school pupil and £150 per eligible secondary school pupil. This will be supported by £11.8 million of additional funding to local authorities.
The announcement marks another delivered manifesto commitment in the first 100 days of the SNP in government following May’s Scottish Parliament elections.
Since first being elected in 2016, Ms. Denham’s constituency office has been used as a drop off point for those wishing to donate to the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank.
The Edinburgh Eastern MSP said:
“I’m delighted to see that an agreement has been reached that will increase the national school clothing grant to a minimum of £120 per primary school child and £150 to those attending high school, for eligible families.
“This school clothing grant will help to relieve some pressure for around 145,000 families across Scotland – including many in my Edinburgh Eastern constituency – and it will help to ensure that all children can go to school feeling comfortable, confident and ready to learn.
“I encourage all constituents who believe they may be eligible to apply through the City of Edinburgh Council.”
Constituents can apply on this link: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/food-clothing/free-school-meals-school-clothing-grants