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Information about Free School Meals and the Winter Grant scheme

Free school meals

If your child is usually eligible for free school meals but is learning from home please contact your child's school directly to find out how the meal will be provided.

The COVID-19 national voucher scheme is open to those eligible for benefits-related free school meals. Check your eligibility and make an application here.


Winter Grant scheme

The Council is working with schools across the Borough to distribute payments.

In the main these are for those currently eligible for free school meals, but we are also supporting others in hardship, including those with preschool children and those in post 16 education.

£25 will be distributed before the Easter holidays. Most schools are providing the money as vouchers that can be cashed at a broad range of shops for specific goods this will allow these families to free up funds for other expenses such as fuel and utilities.

For more information contact your child's school.


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