Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Access

Get £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child.

Learners eligible for free school meals can apply for this grant if they are:

  • entering reception class or year 3 in primary school
  • entering year 7 or year 10 in secondary school
  • aged 4, 7, 11  or 14 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units
  • For Year 7 learners the grant is £200, recognising the increased costs associated with starting secondary school.

Funding for looked-after children is available in every school year.

The funding can be used to purchase:

  • School uniform, including coats and shoes; 
  • School sports kit including footwear;
  • Uniform for wider activities, for example sports, scouts and guides;
  • School equipment  where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology; and
  • Equipment for out of school hours trips such as waterproofs for outdoor learning.

Mobile phones and iPads are excluded from this funding.

To apply for this grant you will need to complete an application form which will be available at your child’s school

For further information about this funding please visit the Welsh Government website.