Pharmacy School Essentials Grant

For children whose parent or carer works as a GPhC registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician, or, anyone who works in a community pharmacy (not hospital). This grant aims to help provide support to low-income households with essential items for school-age children.  

The grant will provide a one-off, non-repayable grant of £150 per school-age child for up to three children in your household.

Applications will open on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at 9 am and will close on 1st September or until the fund has been spent.


To apply for a Pharmacy School Essentials Grant, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Currently employed, and have been for the last six months as a GPhC registered pharmacists or pharmacy technician, or you work in any capacity within a community pharmacy (e.g. pharmacy dispenser, medicine counter assistant, cashier etc).
  • You are already receiving Universal Credit / Child Tax Credit for school-age children (aged 4–18 as of 31st August 2024).
  • Your household savings/balances are less than £4,000.

How to Apply

You will need copies of the following documents ready to upload onto the application form:

  • A current payslip that clearly shows your name, employer and NI number.
  • Your current Universal Credit statement showing the payment amount, full breakdown  (including child element) and your name and address.
  • If you receive Child Tax Credit, then you can provide a PDF of your current bank statement showing your Child Tax Credit entry or your Child Tax Credit statement showing your name and address from Spring 2024.

The application form is quick to complete, but the most common reason for rejection is that the correct information has not been uploaded, so make sure you send everything we need so you don’t miss out.

The Pharmacy School Essentials Grant is managed by GroceryAid on behalf of the Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust. When you click to apply, you will be taken to an application form managed by our trusted partner, GroceryAid. GroceryAid will hold your personal data for the purposes of processing your application only.  

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