Edinburgh School Uniform Bank

Helping children
in hardship
hold their heads high

Edinburgh School Uniform Bank

uniform (adj.) the same; not changing or different in any way” – Collins Dictionary

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR OPERATIONS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED.

We aim to accept requests for uniform at the start of Phase 2 of the lockdown easing.

If you want to support our work, please sign up for updates to find out how you can help with our online “sponsor a child” appeal once we reach Phase 2 of lockdown easing. Our drop-off points remain closed and will not re-open before we reach Phase 3.

Our Amazon wishlist remains open if you want to have something sent directly to us.

We believe that every child deserves to look and feel smart at school, to feel that they belong, and to avoid the negative effects of hardship on their wellbeing and education.

2,359 children kitted out since 2015

We distribute bespoke packs of new school uniform to hundreds of Edinburgh families each year, as well as supplying nearly-new uniform to schools and community groups. Unfortunately, the need for our services is growing fast.

By supporting our work, you can help a wee one feel included, enabling them to fit in with their classmates. You can be the difference between a teenager attending school and engaging with their education or staying away. You can give a child the confidence to work hard in the classroom and take part in activities, instead of fretting about not having a gym kit.

“The uniforms are such good quality and enable the children who receive them to fit in with all the other children at school. They don’t stand out because they are wearing poor quality clothing or because they don’t have a school uniform at all. The uniform bags help remove some of the stigma of poverty.” – A referring professional


Registered charity no. SC047524 (SCIO)

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