Getting help when it's needed

Published Date: 

9 Oct 2019 - 11:12


We want to make it easier for people to get education benefits for their children.

By matching information held on our the council’s benefit system to that held in our education system, we have automated some payments of school clothing grants and free school meals this year. To date 190 individual payments of £100 have been issued to people that have an entitlement for school clothing grants but hadn’t submitted a claim.

A further 210 payments will be issued shortly. In addition around 80 children entitled to free school meals, but hadn’t claimed, will now receive this help. Together we are doing as much as we can to combat child poverty. For more on the qualifying criteria and ways to claim the support check the website: