As we move into summer, the new school year starts to loom, and with it, worries over the cost of new school uniforms – but UNISON can help.
If you’re a member and need help with the costs of new school uniforms, you can apply for a grant from our welfare arm There for You between now and 21 July.
The grant is a one-off payment of £40 per school age child, up to a total of £120, to help members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms.
Families often struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins, when those extra costs hit hard.
To qualify, members must either be receiving housing benefit or have a net household income of less than £18,000 a year.
You will need to fill in an application form, which you can download using the link below – or talk to your UNISON branch.
Last year, There for You helped make sure that 725 children got new school uniforms, with grants totalling £29,000.