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, 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 £15,910
  • maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below £6,420
  • Support under part vi of Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

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 £15,910
  • 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 £15,910.

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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