The School Bank West Lothian

Preparing for the School Day

Making a difference to children and parents across our West Lothian communities

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Who are The School Bank West Lothian?

We are a volunteer-led group aiming to improve the lives of children in families in West Lothian experiencing financial hardship by providing them with a brand new school uniform and other clothing and equipment required for the school day.

The uniforms are distributed by referral from organisations working with families. We do not liaise directly with families. We accept referrals from professionals in the community such as Head Teachers, Social Workers, Housing Officers, Womens Aid, Health Visitors and other agencies including West Lothian CouncilCitizens Advice BureauHomestart and the Advice Shop in Bathgate.

There are several ways to support our work – please see our How You Can Help page, or use the links below, for more details, and you can go to the Drop-off Points page for an up to date list of locations around West Lothian for making clothing donations.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for all the school items. I actually cried over and over when I thought of the kindness shown to my son, especially as those helping him will probably never meet him. It shows true kindness and understanding. The world is a better place with people like that in it. Please pass my thanks to them all. They will never know how much this means.

How You Can Help The School Bank West Lothian

To support our work – please see our How You Can Help page, or use the links below, for more details

Sponsor a Child

Donate School Kit

Make a Cash Donation

Become a Volunteer

Be a Fundraiser

Our Latest News and Updates

Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a Child

We are looking for people to help sponsor a child for going back to school in August, in our “Sponsor A Child” campaign. Most children return to school in August with brand new uniform, PE kit, a jacket, school bag, stationery, socks and footwear but sadly this just...

People’s Postcode Lottery Award

People’s Postcode Lottery Award

PRESS RELEASE Players of People’s Postcode Lottery support The School Bank West Lothian to provide school uniform to 800 children in West Lothian! We are delighted to announce that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded The School Bank West Lothian £20, 000...

School uniform referrals double in Scotland

School uniform referrals double in Scotland

Universal Credit and in-work poverty are among the factors being blamed for parents' struggles. Read the full report from the Daily Record - dailyrecord.co.uk - Scottish news - Scots parents breaking point

I have been volunteering at the School Bank for around a year now. It doesn’t take up too much time; the people are friendly and my role is simple… I collect local donations and deliver them to the office. By volunteering, I have seen the kindness and generosity of the people of West Lothian that want to help local families. I hope that by giving some time we can help provide children with the basics so that they’re ready for school, to learn and to keep them warm and dry in the playground.  – Volunteer

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