Back to School support
If you have school-aged children, you might be able to access financial support with back-to-school costs.
Find out about school uniform help, free school meals, transport costs and childcare costs.
Plus, search for grants and support schemes to help you with Back to School costs in general.
School uniform costs
You might be able to get help with school uniform costs, depending on where you live. Each nation has different levels of support.
If you live in England, your local council might offer help with school uniform costs. Find your local council to check if they provide any support.
If you live in Wales, you might be eligible for a Pupil Development Grant. Visit gov.wales website to find out more.
If you live in Scotland, you might be eligible for a school clothing grant.
If you live in Northern Ireland, visit EANI's website to find out if you might be eligible for Uniform Allowance.
Help with other school costs
Read our guides below to see if your child can get free school meals, and if you can get support with transport costs and childcare costs.
Local councils provide help with the costs of travelling to and from school.
If you are working or studying, you could be eligible for free childcare.
Schools must provide some pupils with a free midday meal. Find out if your child qualifies.
Grants for general help
Many charities give cash grants that do not have to be paid back. Many of these charities help with school costs. Use the Turn2us Grants Search to find out if you or your child is eligible for any grants.
If you live in Scotland, you might be able to get a Best Start Grant School Age Payment.
If circumstances such as parental or guardian bereavement, ill health or unemployment has interrupted the educational path to the detriment of the emotional development and educational progress of your child or a child in your care, visit the Educational Trusts Forum to search for financial grants to assist these vulnerable children with their education.