A solution has been found to make sure that families have access to their free school meal entitlement while measures to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic are in place.
Our staff have been working closely and at pace across various services to come up with a solution that will see free school meal payments made automatically to eligible families.
Families who have been in receipt of School Clothing Grant will receive the first payment into bank accounts tomorrow (Friday 3 April 2020). This initial payment will cover a four-week period, backdated to 23 March 2020. Payments will continue on a fortnightly basis, with the next payment reaching bank accounts by Friday 17 April.
We will be contacting parents/carers of other children eligible for free school meals so that we can gather further information to enable payments to be made.
For any queries or further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in urgent need of any additional support please fill in an online Crisis Grant application. If eligible, these grants should be in bank accounts within 24-48 hours.
You can also use our online benefits calculator and a range of welfare rights advice and support on our help with benefits and/or debts pages.