Local parents have until September 30th to apply for the back to school allowance

Local parents have until September 30th to apply for the back to school allowance.

150,000 payments to cover the cost of uniforms and other supplies are made every year.

A survey by charity Barnardos recently showed school costs range from €340 for a senior infant to €735 for a first year.

Cecilia Smith from the Citizen’s Information Service in Cavan is urging people to get their applications in.