How to get help


For details of how to refer a child/young person to us, please email us at

Please note that we do not accept referrals directly from families/individuals; referrals must be made through a suitable professional or community group such as –

  • social worker
  • head teacher
  • GP
  • minister
  • family support worker
  • Women’s Aid

We only provide uniform for children and young people who attend a City of Edinburgh school. There are a number of uniform banks in other parts of the country, and each local group is run independently.

Please note that we do not supply school shoes, although we sometimes provide gym shoes or trainers. Grants for school shoes (and jackets) can be requested from the Edinburgh & Lothians Trust Fund.

City of Edinburgh Council provide grants to families who meet certain criteria, to help with buying school clothes. Please see the Council website for details.

Infographic how it works