Scottish Borders Council

Free school meals and clothing or footwear grant

Customer Services

Telephone: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm Thursday 8am to 8pm Saturday 9am to noon

Address: Council Headquarters Newtown St Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

Free school meals and clothing grants

We can provide children with free school meals and assistance towards the purchase of school clothing. A young person who lives independently can apply in their own right if they meet one of the criteria.

To qualify in 2015/16, you must meet one of the following criteria.

Free school meals

  • receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) or Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) with an annual income less than £16,105
  • maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below £6,420
  • Support under Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (part vi)

School clothing and footwear grant

  • receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) or Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) with an annual income less than £16,105
  • maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below £6,420
  • support under Part VI of Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income less than £16,105.

The clothing grant is only paid once in a school year between August and the following March, per child.

How to apply

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Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters Newtown St. Boswells Melrose TD6 0SA

Tel: 0300 100 1800

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