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Free School Meals during school holidays

Free School Meals

If you get free school meals you may also be able to get help during the school holidays. However, if you already receive free school meals (not including the automatic free meals for p1-p5s) then you should automatically receive these payments, if you have not applied for Free School Meals but think you may be eligible then we can help.

To qualify for Free School Meals you must meet at least one section in the eligibility criteria.

Your child can get free lunches in school if you get:

  • Universal Credit (where your monthly earned income is not more than £726)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Your child is also entitled to free school lunches if you get:

  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £18,725
  • both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and have an income of up to £8,717

Free school meals during school holidays applies to:

  • Summer 2023
  • October mid-term 2023
  • Christmas 2023
  • February mid-term 2024
  • Easter 2024

Contact your local council to apply

You need to contact your local council to find out how to apply.

This does not apply if your child gets free school meals due to only being in primary 1 to 5. You need to also get the benefits in the eligibility section. Contact your local council for more information.

Glasgow City Council: 

Glasgow City Council has an online application tool that will allow you to apply for Free School Meals, if you are eligible and haven't already done so, if you struggle with filling out online forms get in touch with the Digital Engagement Officer Fiona at Roystonhill Community Hub who can help. Give them a call on 0141 212 7386.

Information provided from the Scottish Government Website: