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Grocery Aid – School Essentials Grant

The School Essentials Grant launched today by GroceryAid aims to reduce the financial impact on parents working in the Grocery industry when children go back to school in September.

In a recent survey by The Children’s Society, it was reported that increased school uniform costs are leaving many low-income families struggling to cope and forced to cut back on food and other essential items. The report also highlights the impact on children wearing the wrong uniform that includes pupils being bullied, feeling left out, or even excluded from school.

To help, GroceryAid has launched a School Essentials Grant to help families purchase the school necessities required for the start of the new school term. The grant is £150 per school-aged child* if the applicant can evidence that they are in receipt of Child Benefit and meet the eligibility criteria. The grant will close on the 30th September or when the fund has been used, whichever comes first.

To apply, follow this link: https://www.groceryaid.org.uk/news/school-essentials-grant-launched-for-colleagues-in-need/


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