We know that times are hard for many families and individuals. The Government’s “Covid Winter Grant Scheme” was announced in December 2020 to help those most in need during the winter months. You can apply for support from City of Wolverhampton Council, to help with the costs of buying food for your child/ren during the February half-term holiday week (15 – 21 February 2021).
This support is not the same as the support for children with a registered benefits-related Free School Meals claim during the current period of partial school closure.
This support will be provided as an “eCode” which can be exchanged online for an eGift card (“supermarket voucher”) to spend with a participating retailer (£15 per child) or a “school box” food parcel containing a week’s worth of breakfast cereals, healthy snacks and lunch items, delivered to your home address by Morrisons.
If you are receiving school-arranged vouchers from Edenred (i.e. your child/ren qualify for FSM but you have not sent them into school) you do not need to apply - we have ordered vouchers to cover February 2021 half term already! If you are not sure please get in touch.
Your child does not need to be registered for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM), but you will need to apply and meet the extended eligibility criteria to receive this support.
You can apply online between 30 January 2021 and 5 February 2021 at https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/freeschoolmealswinter if you are:
If you would like to apply for support but don’t meet these requirements, please contact the school office to discuss your circumstances in confidence.
*UIFSM are free meals provided to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, regardless of their family circumstances. These are only available to children who are attending school.
Help with your application
If your application is successful
If your application is not successful, or you need urgent help in the meantime, please call 01902 290241 or visit the Council’s Stay Safe Be Kind website (www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/staysafebekind) for information about other support that might be available to you.