Parents urged to request for propagandize uniform grants
July 30, 2015 - School Uniform
Parents of authorised children are being speedy to request for propagandize uniform grants.
Education Minister John O’Dowd pronounced a intrigue would assistance assuage a cost for those struggling to buy uniforms.
He said: “It is that time of a year when relatives might be starting to devise for a new propagandize year in Sep and might be branch their concentration to shopping new uniforms.
“The cost of purchasing uniforms can be a worry and a onslaught for some relatives though a uniform extend can assistance assuage a cost.”
In 2014-15, Mr O’Dowd’s dialect supposing approximately £5.1million to support families with propagandize uniform costs, enabling approximately 93,000 pupils to advantage from a grant.
This year, he has allocated £5.4million to a scheme.
The Clothing Allowance Scheme covers pupils in primary, post-primary and special schools.
The eligibility criteria are identical to those used for giveaway propagandize dishes and find to aim families who are on advantages or low incomes.
Parents who consider they might be authorised should hit a Education Authority who will be means to yield additional information and recommendation as good as an focus form. Further information is accessible on a nidirect websiteexternal link.