Grants and Financial Assistance

Educational Charities

Narberth Educational Charity

To be eligible for an award from the fund an individual applicant must be under the age of 25 on 31st August, (in the year of application for an award from the fund) and must   at the time of application be resident in the area served by the fund for a minimum period of two years.

The fund will also consider applications for financial assistance from local organisations engaged in youth activities/and the promotion of education for the children/young people in the catchment area of the fund.

The area served by the fund is the Community Council areas of Narberth, Llawhaden, Llanddewi Velfrey (including Tavernspite and Ludchurch), Templeton, Martletwy (including Lawrenny), Begelly, part of Jefferston, Minwere and Reynalton.

Application forms will be available from 20th August 2018 and  can be obtained from Jude Stamp, PA to Director for Children & Schools, 2B County Hall Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1TP. Telephone number 01437 775861.

The closing date for applications will be 7th October 18.

ID: 3721, revised 26/06/2018

Grants for School Uniform

From July 2018 the Welsh Government introduced a new scheme called the Pupil Development Grant – Access. The grant is available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after entering:


  • reception class of maintained primary schools in September 2018;
  • year 7 of maintained secondary schools in September 2018; or
  •  Pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units who are aged 4 or aged 11 in September 2018.


 Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (on or after 1st July 2018) are entitled to a grant of up to £125.00 towards the cost of:


  • School uniform including coats and shoes.
  • School sports kit including footwear.
  •  Uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts; guides; cadets; martial arts; sports; performing arts or dance.
  •  Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery.
  • Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology.
  • Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs


If your child is in year 7 and does not receive Free School Meals or is in years 8-11 then you may still be entitled to a discretionary grant from Pembrokeshire County Council if you receive one of the following benefits:


  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income-Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit (Guaranteed Credit)

Applications for this grant will not be accepted after 31st May 2019.


Please contact Pembrokeshire County Council, Pupil Support Services, Practice Support Team, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1TP.  Tel. 01437 764551 ext. 5813

ID: 2580, revised 01/08/2018

Financial Support for Students

Applications for funding for University places are no longer administered by Local Councils.  They are now dealt with centrally by Student Finance Wales.

Provision of information about the financial help available to you and how to apply for it is available via the Welsh Government website.   

You can apply online or download an application form from the website.

Downloaded applications should be completed and returned with enclosures to:

Student Finance Wales

PO Box 211

Llandudno Junction

LL30 9FU


If you have any questions on how to complete your application or what supporting documents you need to provide, you can contact Student Finance Wales on 0300 200 4050.

ID: 1264, revised 25/09/2017