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Footwear, clothing and free school meals 

Session 2023/24

Applications for the 2023/24 session will open on 8 June 2023.

We provide free school meals and £120 (per child) for primary school children and £150 (per child) for secondary school children worth of school footwear and clothing to children whose parents are on certain benefits.

Can I get help with these costs?

We may be able to help you with these school costs if your child attends primary or secondary school and you receive 1 of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit only (with income under £18,725)
  • Both Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (with an income up to £8,717)
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £726
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Families will be eligible for a Clothing Grant only if in receipt of one of the following:

  • Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit with an annual income of £17,005 or less
  • Universal Credit with monthly earned income of not more than £1417
  • Council Tax Reduction/Housing Benefit

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