Financial Support

Links to Financial Advice and Support:

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

Support for families – The City of Edinburgh Council

Contact the Parent and Carer Support team if you are finding it difficult to identify or access support for you, your child or a family member. Send us information on any free or low cost programmes, activities or groups for parents, carers or families in Edinburgh which you would like to see included or if any content needs to be amended.

Bus passes

Homepage – YPTS

Bus travel in Scotland is now free for all children and young people under 22 with a National Entitlement Card. That’s good for your pocket, good for the planet and it could open doors to, well, just about anywhere. So go on, free yourself.

Young Carers Grant

Benefits and grants

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Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) – The City of Edinburgh Council

We are continuing to working through applications received for the 2022-23 school year. We are receiving several duplicate application forms. If you have applied and received an email acknowledgement, we will be in touch in due course. Please do not submit another application. We will contact you if we need further information.


Food and clothing – The City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council. Putting our customers first and looking after Edinburgh.

Warm Home Discount Information

£140 off your electricity bill – do you qualify?

Read updated blog about the Warm Home Discount.Getting £140 discount off your electricity bill is not widely advertised, so you may not have heard of it. We find that many householders who are eligible for this discount have no idea it exists. Here at Changeworks we try to spread the word about it as much as we can.

Edinburgh Clothing Store

Edinburgh Clothing Store

The Edinburgh Clothing Store Company limited by Guarantee: SC336251 Charity number: SCO39409 Registered Office: 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY Main address: 156 Lower Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1EY Website By: Alex Nevard –

Pregnancy Counselling and Care- Baby Bank

Baby Bank – Pregnancy Care and Counselling (Scotland)

If there is anything else you require we will do our best to source it.

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

Pregnancy and Parents Centre | Edinburgh Social Enterprise

Pregnancy and Parents Centre (the new name for the Birth Resource Centre) is a charitable organisation which has grown and developed in response to what women have told us that they and their families need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Cash for Kids Grants/Mission Christmas

Grants | Cash for Kids

Our grant rounds support children from birth up to and including 18 years of age who are vulnerable, come from disadvantaged backgrounds or are living with an illness or disability. We also provide a lifeline to many other charities, organisations and community groups, funding much-needed services and life-changing equipment.

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 SCIO administers a number of Trusts. The General Fund is comprised of legacies from individuals who donated a sum of money for the benefit of voluntary agencies and individuals in need, where poverty and illness are main factors.

In School Support

Breakfast Club:

Our breakfast clubs offer a nutritious start to set every pupil up right for their day of learning.

Tuesday– Breakfast Club runs from 7.30-8.30 open to all on the Third Floor. 

Tuesday– Wellbeing Hub Breakfast Club 8.15-8.45. (If you would like to participate in this you can contact Sarah Duncan or Mr Hamilton in the Hub for a place.)

Thursday– Numeracy Breakfast Club open to all runs from 7.45– 8.30.

Homework Club:

The Homework Club is open to ALL pupils. It runs every Wednesday in the school library from 3.35 – 4.30 pm. Pupils can come along to get support with homework, classwork and revision. It’s a quiet space for doing homework and pupils can access library resources e.g. textbooks and laptops. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

School Trips

We aim to provide as much notice as possible when planning trips, especially if there is a financial cost. If you do require any assistance for these trips, please complete The Family Fund Request Form as assistance may be possible.


We currently have on offer a Nearly New Uniform Stall available in school to all pupils. All donated items are washed and sold at a reduced price. For access, please see Mr Beard in Maths. If you feel you would benefit from further support on top of this to receive uniform, you can contact Sarah Duncan or fill in the Family Fund Request Form.

Free School Meals (Lunchtime)

FME allows each eligible pupil £2.05 to spend on their lunch each day. This will appear in their account at 11.30am.

To apply for Free School Meals please see the following link.

If you require any support applying, please contact Sarah Duncan.

Contact Information

PEF Coordinator, Sarah Duncan can be contacted at the school to discuss and offer support with any financial issues students may be facing or for help filling in any forms.


School Number: 0131 229 9703

Financial Support Leaflet