Giving local children a ‘Smart Start’

8th August 2023

To date, Smart Start, Wood Street Mission's school uniform project, has provided over 21,000 children from struggling families throughout Manchester and Salford with school uniform and other classroom essentials. With your support we can help even more local children.

Smart Start aims to ensure that children from struggling families are not made to feel different from their classmates. Wearing the right uniform helps a child to feel confident, comfortable and achieve their full potential.

To make it as easy as possible for families, Wood Street Mission run this project all year round. Families can place uniform orders as required and they can also choose other school essentials such as winter coats, school bags, sports kit and stationery.

Can you help us provide new school uniform to help local children fit in and focus on their learning? Whether you make a financial donation, fundraise or donate items, everything makes a difference.

For further information check out our project page or download our Smart Start flyer here. 

All of Wood Street Mission's services are free for families to access, so if you think you may need help through Smart Start please visit the For Families page. Or ask someone supporting your family to visit the For Referrers page.