Category Archives: Welfare

Unison School Uniform Grants 2017

There For You are now accepting applications for help with school uniform costs.

How much are the Grants? They are one-off grants of £40 per school age child, up to a total of £120

Am I eligible? To be eligible you must be:

• A member who has paid 4 weeks subscriptions before 22nd May 2017 – the launch date of this programme

Either receive Housing Benefit

Or have a total net annual household income of £18,000 or less. (Note: By ‘net income*’ we mean all salary after tax, national insurance, superannuation etc, and including your partner’s salary if applicable and any benefits. However, do not include in your calculation Child Benefit, the childcare element only of Working Tax Credit if paid, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment)

• Financially responsible for the child/children

• Not eligible for funding for uniform costs from your local authority

Promotional Poster – School Uniform Grant Promotional Poster 2017

FAQs – School Uniform Grant FAQs 2017

Application form – School Uniform Grant Application Form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 July 2017 at Unison national office. The address is on the application form.

Unison Branch Executive Committee – Vacant Officer Positions

The Branch Executive Committee currently has vacancies for:

  • Welfare Secretary
  • LGBT Officer male – job share
  • Equality Officer
  • Membership & Recruitment Officer
  • Education Secretary
  • Communications Officer
  • Youth Officer
  • International Relations Officer

Job descriptions for each post are available on the latest branch vacancy bulletin  – March 2017

Anyone who requires further information can e-mail Amber Robinson, Branch Secretary- amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk