Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Grants are available to help families on low incomes buy school uniforms and equipment

The Welsh Government have recently extended the Pupil Development Grant (PDG) element that replaced the old School Uniform Grant in 2018/19. The grant can be used to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child. For those attending a school in Ceredigion: Reception, Year 3 and Year 10 pupils who are eligible will receive £125, while Year 7 pupils who are eligible will receive £200.

It will be possible to submit applications from 4 September 2019 onwards (deadline for the 2019/20 academic year will be 31 December 2019), and looked-after children and learners eligible for free school meals will be eligible for this grant if they are:

  • entering Reception class (September only, i.e. those entering in January or April will become eligible the following September);
  • entering Year 3;
  • entering Year 7;
  • entering Year 10;
  • aged 4, 7, 11 or 14 (on 31 August 2019) in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units


Note: Applications for the grant are currently closed but will be opening in September on the council’s website here

Some further details, including the initial statement, can be found on the Welsh Government website.