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

Any queries please contact the Schools and Family Support Team on 01639 763515 or email: fsm@npt.gov.uk.