Reusing school uniform to care for families in Kirklees, and our planet

We're on a mission to encourage the reuse of school uniform promoting financial and environmental sustainability


Uniform items donated since 2011


Bags of uniform given to families in Kirklees


Schools supported by The Uniform Exchange

Get free school uniform
for your child

People need free school uniform for 2 reasons … they either can’t afford it or they want to wear reused uniform to help save the environment.

That’s why we’re here to provide that uniform for you and it’s so easy to get it from us.

Poverty affects 1 in 3 households in Kirklees and we estimate at least 7,000 schoolchildren will benefit from our service in 2023 so if you need help you’re certainly not alone.

Simply click here to apply in minutes using our online form and your free uniform will be delivered to your school or nearest library within days.

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Free uniform huddersfield by the uniform exchange

Recycle outgrown school uniform,
coats and shoes with us

Please donate absolutely ANYTHING a child needs for school – uniform, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, PE kits, tights, shoes, trainers, football boots, pencil cases, maths sets … everything
It’s estimated that almost 700 tonnes of school uniform is worn by children in Kirklees schools every year with only around 50 tonnes coming to Uniform Exchange so far too much must still be going to landfill. Help us to keep ALL uniform out of Kirklees rubbish tips by donating yours.

Find out how you can support us and help children all over Kirklees

What we supply to families

Where to donate your uniform

Uniform Exchange has dozens of collection points across Kirklees in libraries, supermarkets, churches, community hubs and sports centres so it couldn’t be easier to donate to us.


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Uniform Exchange’s Big Takeaway Day in Huddersfield

23 June, 2024

People needing free school uniform can pick it up from us at our Big Takeaway Day on Saturday, June 29, from 11am to 2pm. Only some items will be available and people can take around 6 items per child. No uniform which has school logos on will be available, just generic schoolwear. The items available … Uniform Exchange’s Big Takeaway Day in Huddersfield Read More »

Volunteer taster sessions at Uniform Exchange over the weekend June 7 to 9, 2024

31 May, 2024

People can come and volunteer to help us here at Uniform Exchange anytime over one weekend in June. Uniform Exchange is part of the Big Help Out project in Kirklees which gives people the chance to try different volunteering roles. It runs from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 and there will be lots … Volunteer taster sessions at Uniform Exchange over the weekend June 7 to…

Kirklees libraries’ vital role helping Huddersfield charity Uniform Exchange

10 March, 2024

Kirklees libraries play a crucial community role for Uniform Exchange … and have done so for more than 10 years. When our charity was first set up in 2011 most of the collections and donations were made through libraries and Sure Start children’s centres but over the years the centres have shut with schools, supermarket … Kirklees libraries’ vital role helping Huddersfield charity Uniform Exchange Read More »

12 March, 2024

Policy Created: March 2020 Review Date: March 2022 Latest Training: November 2021 delivered by TSL Policy Aims:  Uniform Exchange will not tolerate the abuse of adults in any form and is committed to safeguarding adults with care and support needs from harm who engage with in volunteering. This policy sets out the roles and responsibilities … Our Safeguarding Policy Read More »