A school clothing grant worth up to £300 is available for Powys children who are entitled to free school meals.

Powys County Council staff will check all current free school meal awards to establish if each child is eligible for the grant payment.

The Welsh Government grant offers £225 for each child, or £300 for pupils entering Year 7 in September 2022.

The fund will cover school uniform, other clothing worn at school such as sports kits, equipment for out-of-school-hours trips (including outdoor learning) and equipment for activities within the curriculum such as design and technology.

Only one grant per academic year can be awarded. Powys County Council said the payment can take a few weeks to reach bank accounts once bank details have been provided.

Powys County Council said they will write to parents that are eligible to apply. A pupil number reference will be provided in the letter in the application form.

For further enquiries please call the council on 01597 827 462.