Pupil Development Grant (PDG) – Access

This grant can be used to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child. For those attending a school in Ceredigion and who are eligible: Reception, Year 3 and Year 10 pupils will receive £125, while Year 7 pupils will receive £200.

If you are currently receiving Free School Meals and your child becomes of eligible age in the 2020-2021 academic year, you will automatically be assessed for qualification to the grant. You will be notified by the Authority prior to the start of the academic year if you qualify. You will be eligible for PDG if your child is:

  • entering Reception class;
  • entering Year 3;
  • entering Year 7;
  • entering Year 10;
  • aged 4, 7, 11 or 14 (on 31 August 2020) in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units

The funding is also available to all looked after children of compulsory school age i.e. Reception to Year 11.

If you are not currently in receipt of Free School Meals then please complete a Free School Meals application form and your PDG will be considered at the same time.