Cumbria County Council’s cabinet has approved £2m worth of additional funding in response to the cost-of-living crisis to support individuals and families experiencing financial difficultly. £500,000 worth of additional funding has been allocated to the school clothing grant fund as part of a new £2m cost of living reserve fund.
This means that eligible parents will now receive a clothing grant worth £50 for each primary school child, up from £25, and £100 for each secondary school child, up from £35.
If you’re eligible, make sure you apply for free school meals if you haven’t already so that you receive your school clothing grant too – It only takes 5 minutes.
For further information in relation to eligibility criteria and the online application form visit – https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/freeschoolmeals.asp