Statement from the Department of Education on uniform grants 2017/18



The Department of Education can confirm that funding for the clothing allowance (uniform grants) for the 2017/18 school year will remain at 2016 levels.

Statement from the Department of Education on uniform grants 2017/18 A spokesperson for the Department of Education said: “This decision will allow the Education Authority to make payments to families at the existing rates. The Department continues to deal with major financial pressures and explore a range of measures which would allow it to live within the indicative 2017/18 budget. Following the Secretary of State’s written statement last week on Northern Ireland departments’ budget allocations, the Department has been able to finalise decisions on budget allocations across a range of programmes including deciding to maintain funding for the uniform allowance at current rates.  The Department will be issuing allocation letters to relevant organisations in the coming days.”