Discretionary Grants from the Household Support Fund

The discretionary grant vouchers for the October half term have now been issued to eligible families and we are in the process of reviewing those which are yet to be redeemed. Could we please ask all schools to encourage your recipient families to redeem their vouchers before the expiry date, as once they have expired, these cannot be reissued.

We are aware that, within the new process, schools are unable to see which vouchers are yet to be redeemed, however, could we please ask that you send a generic message to all families in receipt of free school meals to remind them to redeem any outstanding vouchers.

If you wish to be informed of the families yet to redeem their vouchers, then please contact us directly at [email protected] for this information.

To encourage voucher uptake further, if vouchers are still showing as live on our system by the end of November, we will send out a bulk reminder email to families.

If parents require further information regarding the discretionary grant vouchers, please ask them to contact the Free School Meals team at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist them. Thank you for your continued support.