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Thousands of north-east kids benefitting from clothing grant


By Alan Beresford

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OVER 8000 north-east school children are benefitting from the Scottish Government's School Clothing Grant.

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Karen Adam.
MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Karen Adam.

A total of 1434 youngsters in Moray have been joined by 3376 in Aberdeenshire and 3471 in Aberdeen in receiving the funding

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.

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Karen Adam said: “Already the SNP Scottish Government has supported a massive number of families in Banffshire and Buchan Coast with buying school uniforms and shoes.

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

“Too many families already know that meeting the costs of buying school clothes can be very challenging, that’s why the SNP Scottish Government has introduced the School Clothing Grant to ensure no child in Scotland misses out.

“For me, this is another demonstration of our tale of two governments. Our government 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 Sotland into poverty.”


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