Free school meals are currently being provided for children who have been offered an essential key worker place at one of our Hubs at Alloa Academy, Alva Academy or Lornshill Academy.
We are operating a payment system to ensure that vulnerable children and families who are eligible for free school meals continue to receive our support regarding food provision.
Families will receive a payment of £23 per fortnight for each child. This will be transferred directly into the parent/carer bank account where they normally receive their clothing and footwear grant. The first payment will be made on Friday 24 April and fortnightly thereafter.
Please note this is only for school pupils, Nursery pupils are not entitled.
Parents/carers who are already in receipt of free school meals do not need to reapply. You will receive direct payment into the Bank Account detailed on your previous application.
If you have any questions, or if your contact details have changed, please email email@example.com.
If you think your circumstances have changed and you might now be eligible for Free School Meals you can check the criteria detailed below;
Please note that you must be in receipt of child benefit and one of the qualifying benefit(s):
If you are now eligible to apply, please complete the online form.
The Council has in place broader community support arrangements to help families in difficulty as a result of COVID-19. This includes welfare, finance and food as a result of COVID-19. Information can be accessed from the Helpline:
We may need to share some personal information with third parties who are helping us to deliver support. See our privacy notice.