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Free school meals - Winter offer

Over the winter holiday children and young people who receive benefits related free school meals can register to take part in the Holiday Activities and Food Programme.

With over 40 programmes to choose from, eligible children and young people who live in the city, have an opportunity access free activities and nutritious meals during the Christmas holiday.

The full criteria and how to register for a place is available at:

Please note - The free school meal team are unable to assist with any queries relating to this offer.  Contact your child's school to discuss programme offer further.

Free school meal vouchers

We will not be issuing free school meal vouchers to families over the Christmas holiday.  Families with children who receive benefits related free school meals are encouraged to take up the holiday activities and food programme offer.

If you feel that you are struggling to make ends meet this winter, you may be eligible for the Household Support Fund.