If you have already had your child's free school meals assessed and your bank account details have not changed there is no need to reapply.

Applications completed on or before the 16 December 2020 require authorisation for any future payments to your bank account. To ensure future payments are made or to inform us that your bank details have changed since your original application, please complete the form (Click Here) confirming your details.

The Scottish Government has provided Local Authorities additional funding for children currently in receipt of Free School Meals to receive a food payment over the following school holidays:

  • Christmas 2020
  • February 2021 – half term
  • Easter 2021

No action is required for those already registered for free school meals.

If you received a payment for the Footwear & Clothing Grant/School Meals grant and your bank details have changed please Contact Us (finservices@stirling.gov.uk) to update your bank details.

Those who are not registered but are now eligible should complete the below application form.

To avoid any delays in payments please complete this by 11 December 2020. The application form will close on 16 December 2020.

The payment is £2.40 per day (Week days) for the duration of the Christmas school holidays.

Please read the Privacy Notice before completing the form.

All P1 to P3 pupils automatically receive Free School Meals whilst at school. However this food payment will only be made if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and therefore eligible.

Please check the qualifying criteria below to establish if eligible for this fund.

  • Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance.
  • Both Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit with a household income of £7330 or less.
  • Universal Credit with a monthly earned income of not more than £610.
  • Child Tax Credit only with an annual income of less than £16,105.
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance.

If you are eligible to claim free school meals for your child/children in P1 to P3 please complete the application form below.

All P4 to S6 pupils who are currently in receipt of free school meals due to qualifying criteria will be entitled to this payment. The payment will automatically be made by bank transfer to the bank account your child/children’s footwear and clothing grant was paid into. If your bank details have changed please Contact Us (finservices@stirling.gov.uk) to update your bank details.

If your child is S4 to S6 and you did not complete a free school meals application form but the free school meals was awarded when their EMA application form was approved please complete the below form to confirm your bank account details.

Your Details (Parent/Carer/Guardian)

Your Details
Bank Details (Payment cannot be made to Post Office accounts or by Cheque)

Last updated: Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:31 AM