Financial Support at Boroughmuir

We understand that financial hardship can affect many families and that it can be a source of real anxiety. At Boroughmuir, we believe the cost of the school day/ experience should not be a barrier to learning and success.

There is a range of support available from the school or further afield to help you.

Families who are worried about meeting costs are welcome to apply for financial assistance via our Family Fund Request Form.

Information on applying for Free School Meals can be found here:

Free School Meals

Applying allows us to support you with many other costs automatically, so it is well worth exploring further.

Our Equity Coordinator Rebecca Kelly is happy to advise on supports available, assist with applications or listen to feedback and suggestions. She can be contacted via email.

School Support

Nearly New Uniforms

Donated items are quality checked, washed and prepared for their next owner at a fraction of the cost of new.

Please follow the link above to request or contact Jeremy Beard.


Pupils aged 16 – 19 could be eligible for up to £30 a week to help to help with costs.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Find out if you can receive money for staying on at school if you are aged 16-19 and apply.

Free School Meals (Lunchtime)

Eligible pupils are entitled to school lunches free of charge, this is handled discreetly via our cashless system.

Other Useful Organisations and Support:

The following links will show information on the financial advice and support that may be available to you.

Bus passes

Homepage – YPTS

If you are under 22 years old and living in Scotland, you are eligible for free nationwide bus travel. Apply now.

Young Carers Grant


Money to support with disability, illness, children, caring, heating, housing, funerals, jobs, cost of living, emergencies and more.

Fair Share

Parents Club

Financial support and benefits for families

Money (or lack of it) can be really stressful to deal with, but there is help out there if you need it. There’s a wide range of benefits and services available.

Warm Home Discount Information

News | Changeworks

Changeworks Resources for Life Ltd is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC103904 and a Scottish Charity SC015144. Registered office: Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 2HS.

Edinburgh Clothing Store

Edinburgh Clothing Store

To provide free clothing, bedding, towels, etc, for people in genuine need such as those who are on low income, or vulnerable through personal circumstances.

Pregnancy and Parents Centre (if you email they are very helpful)

Cash for Kids Grants/Mission Christmas

Grants | Cash for Kids

Make an application for support with a Cash for Kids grant.

Kids Love Clothes

Home – Kids Love Clothes

WOW. Just wow. Craigdon Mountain Sports donated boxes and boxes filled with brand new coats, fleeces, boots, waterpoofs, gloves and socks, this weeked. 2 van loads plus a big car – it’s enough to give out to HUNDREDS of kids, which is just as well, as we’ve 500+ on…

Edinburgh Police Fund

Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund SCIO – Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund

The Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund administers a number of small Trusts through legacies from individuals for causes of poverty and illness.

Financial Support Leaflet