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Free school meals and school clothing grants

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Free school meals and school clothing grants 

**Please note: If your child is going to high school in August 2021, but you've only received £120 for them, you will receive the remaining £30 payment before the end of August. There is no need to contact us to arrange this payment.**

We can provide free school meals and a school clothing grant if you are on a low income. The school clothing grant is £120.00 per child for primary school pupils and £150.00 per child for high school pupils.

To qualify for free school meals and a school clothing grant you must be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit only with annual income below £16,105
  • Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit with annual income below £7,500
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit - including those with a take home pay of up to £625 per month
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit  (school clothing grant only)
  • Widows Allowance -  if not in full time employment (school clothing grant only)
  • Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit with annual income below £16,105 (school clothing grant only)

All children in primary 1-4 can receive a free school meal without an application however, you must still apply to receive free school milk and a school clothing grant. From January 2022 this will be extended to include children in primary 5.


How to apply

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For more information on managing your benefits, living on a budget or help to find work, please see our Benefits Section:  www.fife.gov.uk/benefits