School Uniform Grants and Support

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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

Funding for school uniform | Fashion & Textile Children's Trust (

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible for a budgeting loan. Here is a link to more information

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

Old School Uniform is an organisation giving parents the opportunity to give away or sell second hand school uniforms.

Thrive North Oxfordshire- ‘THRIVE’ is a charity based in Chipping Norton in North Oxfordshire, aiming to support local children living in desperate circumstances.

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 ExchangeA 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

The Bicester School Secondhand UniformSomewhere to buy and sell the bicester school uniform only not other schools

Burford School uniform - buying, selling & freeA group for buying, selling and passing on Burford School uniform.

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

Eynsham Uniform Swap Shop - A group for the people of Eynsham and surrounding villages to recycle outgrown or no longer needed uniforms from local schools and clubs.

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 (

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