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"I Can't Afford Back to School Supplies"

If that is something you might say, you're in the same boat as thousands of parents across the UK right now. It is the back to school season and school supplies are in focus.

If you are looking to spread the cost, did you know that we offer Back to School Family Loans? Your ideal cheap back to school loan, is from your local credit union, CLEVR Money.

Let's talk about other ways to finance back to school first.

Benefits Calculation

Make sure you check if you are missing out on any benefits. Even if you are in full time work, you may be entitled to top up benefits, if your income is lower than a certain amount. Check it here and claim:

Charitable Grants

Some local charities might have offers for small grants to help families with the costs of back to school supplies. Check with Turn2us grants, search and find out more. If you know charities that help people with grants, please share with us to let others know.

Free School Meals

You should check if you are eligible for free school meals for your kids. That can save a huge amount of money.

Childcare help

Don't forget, if you need help with the childcare costs, check for support on the government site as well as with your workplace, as they may offer help with childcare.

Help with Uniform

Check with your local council to see if they can offer help with uniforms. We encourage parents not to throw away used uniforms and instead give them to other families. We know that there are few good will places for that. If you have any recommendations, please share with us so we tell everyone else.

Help with Transport

If you need help getting your children to school, check if you can get help from your local council.

If you still need more help, then you can apply for a loan with your local credit union as your first option to for borrowing. Make use of your community lender.

Family Loan £500

With this loan we have reached out to many families in need, not only for school supplies, days out, bills...

We have calculated the representative calculation. It is open for everyone receiving child benefits to apply for.

Feel free to apply for Family Loan if you think that is what you need now.

If you want to check our loan calculator yourself just visit our loans page. Of course, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at

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