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School Clothing Grant supports 1400 Moray kids

By Alan Beresford

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THE Scottish Government has supported an estimated 1400 school children in Moray to buy school clothes through the School Clothing Grant.

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

In total, support afforded by the grant in the region amounts to a total of £187,000.

The School Clothing Grant was increased this month by the Scottish Government and provides families with primary school children to £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.

Moray SNP MSP Richard Lochhead said: “Already the SNP Scottish Government has helped a significant number of families in Moray 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 a lot of families across Scotland and the SNP Scottish Government has introduced the School Clothing Grant to help ensure every child in Scotland has what they need for school. I know that these grants have been a big help for many families in Moray, and I welcome the amount available to families has increased.

“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.”

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