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School Uniform Grants

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. If you live in Banbury the Banbury Blue Coat Foundation issue vouchers for low income familieshttps://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=309191&subid=0 In 2019 both Blackbird…

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.

If you live in Banbury the Banbury Blue Coat Foundation issue vouchers for low income families
https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?regid=309191&subid=0

In 2019 both Blackbird Leys Community Centre, in Oxford, and the Sunshine Centre, in Banbury, ran a uniform exchange for those living in the area, so it might be worth checking with them
https://www.facebook.com/BlackbirdLeysCommunityCentre/      https://sunshinecentre.org/

GroceryAid do a school uniform grant for parents who are working in the grocery industry and on certain benefits
https://www.groceryaid.org.uk/get-help/school-essentials-grant/

Unison do grants for members on low income
https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you/financial-assistance

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
https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/

Uniformerly are a free Marketplace for secondhand school uniforms and equipment https://uniformerly.co.uk/

Some district parishes also do grants for one off purchases, so it might be worth checking with yours.
 
Money Saving Expert have a practical guide “other ways to cut the cost of school uniforms". Please note, Oxfordshire County Council do not offer a grant so you need to scroll to the end of the grants section.
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/07/can-i-get-help-towards-my-child-s-school-uniform-costs--/

Otherwise you will need to contact your school directly to see if they run a scheme.

Who to contact

E-mail
fis.enquiries@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Website
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/children-education-and-families/information-parents/family-information-service

Where to go

Address
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX1 1ND

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Last checked on 06/08/2020

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