Oxfordshire County Council do not offer grant funding for school uniforms, so we have put together some charitable organisations who might be able to help.
GroceryAid do a school uniform grant for parents who are working in the grocery industry and on certain benefits
Unison do grants for members on low income
Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust do grants for parents who work or have recently worked for a UK fashion or textile company
If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible for a budgeting loan. Here is a link to more information https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-help-benefits
Turn2us have a search engine to look for grants for individuals on low income
Uniformerly are a free Marketplace for secondhand school uniforms and equipment https://uniformerly.co.uk/
Some district parishes do grants for one off purchases, so it might be worth checking with yours.
Some schools also offer support so contact your school directly to see if they run a scheme.
We have found the following Facebook Groups-:
Abingdon School’s Uniform’s - A group to pass on no longer needed school uniform’s & other school items
Banbury Uniform Exchange - A new grassroots community project to give parents in Banbury access to free sustainable uniforms.
School/Clubs Uniform Sales (Bicester) - A place to sell and buy uniform/kit for schools/clubs in Bicester
SCHOOL UNIFORM/Equipment swap & sell shop CHIPPING NORTON - A place to sell, swap or pass on unwanted school uniform/equipment
Cholsey School Uniform Resale - A group for the resale of outgrown Cholsey school uniform.
Didcot School Uniform Swap - A group for swapping or just giving away school uniform for any of Didcot's schools
Kidlington Uniform Swap Shop - A group to find and sell uniform to help recycle perfectly good items for someone else to use.
School Uniform for sale Witney, Bampton, Aston, Carterton areas - A page is for buying and selling school uniform
Note in April 2021 the Government issued a law to make school uniforms more affordable. New law to make school uniform costs affordable for all - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)