In July 2018 the Welsh Government introduced a new scheme called the Pupil Development Grant – Access. This funding has recently been extended and is now available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals and attending:
Reception of maintained primary schools – compulsory school age
Year 1 of maintained primary schools
Year 3 of maintained primary schools
Year 5 of maintained primary school
Years 7, 8,9,10 and 11 of maintained secondary schools
Pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units in the above year groups.
The Funding is also available to all Looked After Children of compulsory school age.
Funding of up to £125 is available for each eligible learner with the exception of those in Year 7. Eligible learners in Year 7 will be entitled to a maximum of £200.
Application forms are available to download here: Application for Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant - Access 20/21