School Clothing Grants 2021-22 Timetable

Financial support for families of school children and younger children

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Below is a summary of financial support currently available to parents/guardians of school age and younger age children.  More information on each can be found by clicking the link alongside each.

SCHOOL CLOTHING GRANTS

Payment

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Further information

School Clothing Grant

By 18th June 2021

School Clothing Grant payment of £134/£150 per qualifying child where we already have an application and confirmation of income & therefore know parent/guardian qualifies.  All except children moving in to P1, S1, S5 & S6

School clothing grants (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "School Clothing Grants"

School Clothing Grant

By end July 2021

School Clothing Grant payment of £134/£150 per qualifying child, who is entering P1 or S1, where we already have an application and confirmation of income & therefore know parent/guardian qualifies. 

School clothing grants (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "School Clothing Grants"

School Clothing Grant

By end August 2021

School Clothing Grant payment of £134/£150 per qualifying child, who is attending school in S5 or S6, and for whom we have a completed application, confirmation of income & therefore know parent/guardian meets qualifying criteria.

School clothing grants (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "School Clothing Grants"

School Clothing Grant

ASAP after all required information provided

We will be contacting parents/guardians of children already in receipt of Free School Meals but for whom we do not have proof of income.  Once all required information is received and where qualifying criteria is met payment of £134/£150 per qualifying child will be made ASAP

School clothing grants (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "School Clothing Grants"

School Clothing Grant

ASAP after all required information provided

Any parent/guardian who thinks they may qualify should complete the short form we have online and email supporting evidence to EducationBenefits@dumgal.gov.uk with a note of their name & full address.

Once assessed and where parent/guardian meets the criteria payment of £134/£150 per qualifying child will be issued ASAP

School clothing grants (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "School Clothing Grants"

 

FAMILY PANDEMIC PAYMENT

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Date expected

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Family Pandemic Payment

By 14th June 2021

Parents/Guardians of all children entitled to Free School Meals in years P1 - S6 due to receive £100 per qualifying children.  This payment is to support those on certain qualifying benefits or low income.  Deadline for new applications is 25th June with payments being possible beyond 14th June.  Parents who received the spring payment need not reapply.

SupportDG - Dumfries and Galloway Council - Family Pandemic Payment (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search "Family Pandemic Payment"

 

FREE SCHOOL MEAL PAYMENTS

Payment

Date expected

Detail

Further information

Free School Meal recompense payment

By 11th June 2021

Parents/guardians of all secondary school children currently in receipt of Free School Meals will receive payment of £2.50 in recompense of Free School Meals for Inset Day on 11th June.  Payment will be made using payment method already notified by parent/guardian.

 

Summer Holidays Free School Meals payment

By 25th June 2021

1st payment due to parents/guardians of children entitled to Free School Meals.  Payment will cover period 26th June to 23rd July and will be £70 for each eligible child P1 - S6

SupportDG - Dumfries and Galloway Council - 2021 Summer Holiday Food Payment (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search for "2021 Summer Holiday Food Payment"

Summer Holidays Free School Meals payment

By 23rd July 2021

2nd payment due to parents/guardians of children entitled to Free School Meals.  Payment will cover period 24th July to 18th August and will be £65 for each eligible child P1 - S6

SupportDG - Dumfries and Galloway Council - 2021 Summer Holiday Food Payment (dumgal.gov.uk) or visit www.dumgal.gov.uk and search for "2021 Summer Holiday Food Payment"