Sponsor a Child Campaign 2020 – now launched!

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis our new Sponsor a Child campaign for 2020 is looking a bit different. We are asking sponsors to donate through our VirginMoneyGiving fundraiser, and we will create the packs. Please help if you can.
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The School Bank West Lothian

Preparing for the School Day

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

Donate to The School Bank 

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

Winter Warmer appeal

Winter Warmer appeal

Today we are launching our Winter Warmer appeal. You can help us by donating a winter warmer pack including cosy jacket, hat/gloves and socks/tights. Many children across West Lothian are attending school with inadequate jackets and clothing which won’t keep them warm...

We are now able to accept second hand donations!

We are now able to accept second hand donations!

We are able to accept second hand donations at 2 locations for the moment: (1) Our offices in Livingston and (2) Craigsfarm Community Hub. Before donating please remember we can only accept EXCELLENT quality school uniform (including items embroidered with a school...

New drop off point in Whitburn

New drop off point in Whitburn

"Get Up and Glow", Main Street, Whitburn (upstairs from the Kebab King), just at the main traffic lights in the town. Thanks for the lovely Chelsea and Kerry of Get Up & Glow on Main Street, Whitburn who have generously agreed to have one of our red bins in their...

Calling all on-line shoppers!

Calling all on-line shoppers!

Whether you are buying gifts, changing your energy supplier, arranging insurance or looking to buy a winter jacket as part of our Winter Warmer appeal you can help raise funds for us if you register with easyfundraising.org.uk before you make your purchase. It won't...



Many of our Supporters want to help on a continuous basis and are looking to see what we really need. At the moment we are extremely low in stock of socks and tights. Please see the picture for more details. Socks and tights must be brand new, no second hand please....

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

Grateful thanks to our Funders and Supporters