Support Grant Information

School Clothing Grants 

Parents or carers who have a child under 16 attending an Aberdeenshire school and receive any of the following:

  •  Income Support
  •  Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  •  Income- based Employment Support   allowance
  •  Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and where your income is less than £15,860 (in 2011/12 as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
  •  Support provided under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

 Qualify for a School Clothing Grant. Pupils aged between 16 and 18 years who receive any of the above benefits in their own right also qualify.

Further information is available from:


Can my child get free school meals?

 You can claim free school lunches for your children if you are receiving:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £15,860
  • Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit and your income is under £6420
  • By email:
  • In person at one of our Benefit Offices

 School Meals charges are currently £1.95 per ticket and £19.50 for a book of 10m tickets. Cheques should be made payable to Aberdeenshire Council.