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Is your child eligible for a clothing grant and free school meals?

Argyll and Bute Council is inviting parents to find out whether or not they are eligible for a school clothing grant and/or free school meals for their child.

All pupils in P1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are currently entitled to a free school meal as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to roll out free school meals to all primary pupils.

Until such times as all primary pupils have access to a free meal, parents can get a meal for their child during term time if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

School clothing grants are also available for parents who get specific benefits. To qualify for a clothing grant, parents must be in receipt of at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Council Tax or Housing Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

For further information, and to apply for either of these grants, visit www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/education-and-learning/childcare-school-and-education-grants-0

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