£935,000 set to support 11,882 school children in Fife to buy school clothes

Published date : 28 Jul 2021

The Scottish Government is set to support 11,882 school children in Fife with £935,000 to buy school clothes through the School Clothing Grant.

 

The School Clothing Grant was increased this month by the Scottish Government and provides families with primary school children with £120 per child and £150 per child in secondary school.

 

The support helps families pay for school clothes and shoes.

 

Applications are still open for eligible parents to apply for the start of the new school year.

 

Commenting, Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth said:

 

“Already the SNP Scottish Government has helped a significant number of families in Fife with buying school clothes and shoes, applications are still open for eligible families to apply for the start of the new school year.

 

“Meeting the costs of buying school clothes can be very challenging for thousands of families across Scotland and the SNP Scottish Government has introduced the School Clothing Grant to ensure every child in Scotland doesn’t miss out.

 

“Being in a uniform not only breaks stigma in school but gets young people in the right mindset for learning.

 

“This is another demonstration of our tale of two governments as the one in Edinburgh builds a social security system built on dignity, fairness and respect. Whereas the government in Westminster is preparing to cut Universal Credit, which could plunge 20,000 children in Scotland into poverty.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes

 

The number of children and young people whom we estimate will benefit from the minimum school clothing grant, broken down by local authority area, is provided within the following table:

 

Local Authority

Estimated number of children and young people (in each LA area)

 

 

Aberdeen City

3,471

Aberdeenshire

3,376

Angus

2,473

Argyll and Bute

1,463

Clackmannanshire

1,349

Dumfries and Galloway

3,374

Dundee City

6,045

East Ayrshire

4,167

East Dunbartonshire

2,014

East Lothian

1,682

East Renfrewshire

1,714

Edinburgh, City of

6,821

Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

416

Falkirk

4,678

Fife

11,882

Glasgow City

28,464

Highland

4,333

Inverclyde

3,114

Midlothian

2,018

Moray

1,434

North Ayrshire

5,186

North Lanarkshire

10,234

Orkney Islands

227

Perth and Kinross

1,850

Renfrewshire

5,498

Scottish Borders

2,220

Shetland Islands

309

South Ayrshire

2,926

South Lanarkshire

10,622

Stirling

1,692

West Dunbartonshire

3,530

West Lothian

6,498

 

 

SCOTLAND

145,080

 

 

The funding allocation of the £11.8 million in additional funding for the school clothing grant, broken down by local authority area, is provided within the following table:

 

Local Authority

Additional funding for school clothing grants

 

 

Aberdeen City

£351,000

Aberdeenshire

£371,000

Angus

£239,000

Argyll and Bute

£155,000

Clackmannanshire

£136,000

Dumfries and Galloway

£354,000

Dundee City

£357,000

East Ayrshire

£334,000

East Dunbartonshire

£146,000

East Lothian

£218,000

East Renfrewshire

£147,000

Edinburgh, City of

£698,000

Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

£43,000

Falkirk

£363,000

Fife

£935,000

Glasgow City

£1,940,000

Highland

£469,000

Inverclyde

£161,000

Midlothian

£191,000

Moray

£187,000

North Ayrshire

£379,000

North Lanarkshire

£929,000

Orkney Islands

£40,000

Perth and Kinross

£274,000

Renfrewshire

£363,000

Scottish Borders

£245,000

Shetland Islands

£29,000

South Ayrshire

£237,000

South Lanarkshire

£678,000

Stirling

£161,000

West Dunbartonshire

£234,000

West Lothian

£436,000

 

 

SCOTLAND

£11,800,000

 

 

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