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Dear Parent/Carer

Free School Meal Entitlement

If you believe that you meet one of the following criteria, please follow this link to the Norfolk County Council site (our service provider): for an online application or complete the application form below and return by email to: or post to: Free School Meals, Norfolk County Council, Floor 8, County Hall, Norwich, NR1 2DL:

· Income Support.

· Income Based Job Seekers Allowance.

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.

· Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190.

· If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

· Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

· Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.

· Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018).

If you have previously applied or been eligible for free school meals, you need not re-apply, as we will continue to re-check your entitlement each month and will notify you should you become re-eligible.

Winter Free School Meal Vouchers and the Household Support Fund

We are pleased to confirm that Peterborough City Council (PCC) will be issuing vouchers to students in receipt of free school meals to cover the Winter holiday period.

The £30 voucher will be sent by e-mail and/or text to the nominated parent/carer by the end of the day on 17th December.  The voucher does not need to be used in a single shopping trip and once claimed will last for at least a year. Please note that all unclaimed vouchers will be withdrawn on 28th January.  

If you have not received your voucher by the end of the day on 17th December or have any queries about this scheme, please contact including your child’s name, date of birth and school in any correspondence.

PCC understands that there are many families eligible for the Direct Food Voucher Scheme that may need further support. They also know there will be families who don’t meet the necessary criteria but are in need of support.

Details of support in your local area can be found via Household Support Fund - Peterborough City Council  If you are unable to access the information online, you can call your local hub on 0345 045 5219. The team is available Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.

Further information regarding the Direct Food Voucher Scheme and the Household Support Fund can be found by accessing the attached correspondence from PCC.