PUPIL DEPRIVATION GRANT
Pupil Deprivation Grant – Support for Families
Welsh Government has recently announced that the Pupil Development Grant Access scheme will be raised for one year by £100 per learner eligible for free school meals. Funding of up to £225 is available for each eligible learner (see criteria on attached link) with the exception of those in Year 7 who will be entitled to a maximum of £300.
The purpose of the grant is to provide assistance to families on low incomes for the purchase of:
- School uniform including coats and shoes;
- School sports kit including footwear;
- Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance;
- Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery;
- Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
- Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs.
- Laptops or tablets
Parents need to keep receipts for audit purposes
You can apply online here: https://www.npt.gov.uk/1316 0r via paper from 5th July 2022