Refer a child or young person

“We have referred a large number of families to the school uniform bank over the past year. The form is straightforward to complete with parents and carers. A lot of thought and care is put into the packs.”
– A referring professional

Email us at for details on how to refer a young person for a uniform pack.

We can only provide uniform for children and young people who attend a City of Edinburgh school. There are a number of uniform banks in other parts of the country; each local group is run independently.

Please note that we do not accept referrals directly from families/individuals; referrals must be made through a suitable professional or community group, such as:

  • social worker
  • pupil support teacher
  • family support worker
  • Women’s Aid
  • Youth group

We do not supply school shoes, although we sometimes provide gym shoes or trainers. Grants for school shoes (and jackets) can be requested from the Edinburgh & Lothians Trust Fund.

City of Edinburgh Council provide grants to help buy school clothes to families who meet certain criteria. See the Council website for details.

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