Household Support Fund – Food Vouchers This Summer

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a Household Support Fund. This funding is sufficient to enable the Council to offer vouchers to all Free School Meal eligible children (from Reception to Year 11) for the summer holiday.

In line with the approach taken for the previous vouchers issued, the Council has decided to issue a grant payment to all primary and secondary schools in Newham. This will cover food voucher costs for children in years Reception to year 11 in receipt of statutory (benefits related) Free School Meals, for 4 weeks of the summer holiday period.

The grant funding is sufficient to enable the Council to provide an additional 10% in food voucher funding to give schools the flexibility to support children and young people identified as vulnerable that do not currently qualify for statutory Free School Meals.

If you are entitled to Free School Meals or have been identified as vulnerable but not entitled to Free School Meals, you will receive an e-voucher for £60 per child, within the next few days.

Please note that vouchers will not be backdated for previous holidays.

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