Thursday 27 January 2022

February Half Term School Holiday Meal Scheme

Through the Government’s Household Support Fund, the Council have allocated funding to continue the School Holiday Meal Scheme for February half-term. The funding will allow eligible families to receive £15 per child to cover the one week school break.

The scheme provides funds to ensure that eligible families can purchase food over the holiday period to replace the meals a child would have received during a school day.

The application window will open for a short period from Monday 31st January at 9am, closing on Friday 4th February at 5pm.

Families who have previously received payment via the scheme do not need to reapply and will automatically receive the funds into their nominated bank.

Families can make a new claim if;

· they did not apply during any previous application periods, or

· they were not previously eligible, however their circumstances have changed and now are eligible, or

· they would like to claim for additional children who they have claimed for previously, but were not eligible at the time, or

· they would like to claim for additional children who they’ve not applied for in the past.

Families are recommend to check that they meet the eligibility criteria before submitting their application.

Schools and early year’s settings are asked to encourage and support eligible families who have not yet taken advantage of this opportunity previously, and a visual is attached to support you with this.

Details about the scheme will be updated on the Council’s website from Wednesday 26th January, with the application form going live from Monday 31st January at 9 am.

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