Uniform Grant funding for the 2022/23 academic year is open to applications.
As at June 2022, we have opened up our application form but please be advised that we do not receive our Government funding to allow us to make payments until at least July 2022. Any applications made before our funding is available will be held until our funding becomes available. We will then be in touch with you once we have assessed your application. With this in mind, parents applying now should not expect to have their application assessed immediately.
We have put together some frequently asked questions (FQA’s below).
Please read these carefully before applying.
You can apply for a Uniform Grants for children starting the following years in September 2022:
Reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
Looked after (foster care) children can qualify in any academic year.
In order to be eligible to apply, parents must already be in receipt of, or applying for Free School Meals (eFSM) based on the following income;
• Income Support,
• Income Based Jobseekers Allowance,
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999,
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance,
• Child Tax Credit,
• provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190,
• Guarantee element of State Pension Credit,
• Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit.
• Universal credit(If earned income is included in the assessment of UC it must be less than £616.66)
The Funding is also available to all looked after children (Foster Care) of compulsory school age and pupils with no recourse to public funds.You must complete an online form to apply for uniform grants. Please do not apply if you have already received a uniform grant for your child for the 2020/21 academic year. You cannot claim twice.
For Enquires Email: FreeSchoolMeals@flintshire.gov.uk
You must complete an online form to apply for uniform grants.
Why do I have to apply? Can you not just pay me for my children that are eligible?
No – The grants we administer are funded by WG and our grant conditions confirm we have to receive an application from the parent. We also have to retain these for audit purposes and to prove we are paying only for children whose parents meet the eligibility criteria. We also need to be able to obtain parents bank account details, to enable us to pay the grant money to them. We cannot do this without an application form.
I need more information or I need to check if I’ve claimed before.
We would kindly ask parents to email us at FreeSchoolMeals@flintshire.gov.uk to find out. We aim to respond to emails within 48 hours.
If you are contacting us to enquire about your Uniform Grant application for the 2022/23 school year, please bear with us as we are working to process all outstanding applications as quickly as possible.
We are currently receiving a high number of applications and emails.
If you have not received your Uniform Grant by 15 August 2022 please contact us by email providing your name, address, children’s name/s and date of birth/s.
Thank you for your patience, we are working as quickly as possible to issue these payments.