What people say


“I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing uniform donation for the family I work with. They were overjoyed and mum cried she was so relieved and delighted. The boys were so excited that they have packed their new school bags already!” – a Family Worker.


“As an adviser, I find the ESUB invaluable. The good quality uniform saves families money they often don’t have. It also allows them and their children dignity, as well as practical help.  Staff at the ESUB are very pleasant and helpful. This service and its easy referral process makes my job a lot easier.” – an Advice Worker.

“This summer, our service made 29 referrals to The Edinburgh School Uniform Bank, for 29 different children. So much care and thought has been put into each and every one of the referrals, with items ranging from winter clothing to stationary sets. 29 of our children will now be more prepared for returning to school next week, and their parents/carers are now less worried about their child having the right items of clothing for school. Thank you to everyone at ESUB who have worked so hard to get the uniform packs organised and ready, and to the people of Edinburgh for buying and donating school clothing – it really has made a difference.” – a Family Worker.

“I am emailing to thank you very much for the uniform you supplied for one of the young people I work with.  It was fantastic and really appreciated by the family.  As soon as I handed it over the girl put on the coat and was looking through the lovely new back pack.  It was so good to see her looking clean and fresh in the new uniform with a big smile on her face. It means now that when she is in school she will look just like any other pupil.” – an Education Welfare Officer.

“I am delighted to have the Edinburgh School Uniform Bank based in my constituency. The work they do to provide school uniforms and materials to families experiencing financial hardship makes an enormous difference to children and parents across the whole of the city of Edinburgh. A lot of thought and effort is put in by the volunteers involved and their support goes a long way to reduce the worry of parents struggling to provide essentials for their children. I am pleased that my team and I can go a small way to support their work by our office acting as a donation drop off point.” – Joanna Cherry QC, MP for Edinburgh South West.