Free nursery meals

Children in nursery from age 2 upwards and whose parents/carers are in receipt of the benefits noted below, are now entitled to apply for a free meal. The entitlement applies when a child is in nursery over the middle of the day i.e. has an extended day place, not a half-day session.

Applications can be made throughout the year. Please return completed applications to:

Customer First,
Port Street,

or post to

Stirling Council,
Teith House,
Kerse Road,

The entitlement is as follows:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income based)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity or Severe Disablement Allowance
  • State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (CTS) but not Working Tax Credit and your income is less than £16,105*
  • Both maximum CTC and maximum Working Tax Credit and your income is under £6,420*
  • Support under Part IV of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999*
  • Universal Credit*

*This applies to children who have turned 2 on or after 1 March 2015.