Discretionary Grants from the Household Support Fund

Suffolk County Council is pleased to confirm a discretionary grant is available to support low-income families over the Easter school holiday. The grant will be issued as a £30 Edenred supermarket voucher for each eligible child and is designed to help families with their essential living costs during the half term.

Suffolk County Council is pleased to confirm a discretionary grant is available to support low-income families over the Easter holiday. The grant will be issued as a £30 Edenred supermarket voucher for each eligible child and is designed to help families with their essential living costs during the holiday.

What do I need to do?

The Free School Meals Team will email the primary contact we hold at each school with information which:

  • provides schools with a link to an online form to advise us how many Edenred vouchers the school requires. Please complete this online form by 15 March 2022.
  • explains that the school can place orders for vouchers on the Edenred system between 17 – 31 March 2022.
  • includes a letter to parents/carers which schools can distribute to eligible families explaining the grant to them.

Please ensure that you place your voucher order before the 31 March 2022 as this is the date that the Household Support Fund closes. Should any pupil become eligible after this date, the Free School Meals Team will organise for additional funding to be available on Edenred.

Should you have any questions or discrepancies in your eligibility list, please contact the Free School Meals Team at freeschoolmeals@suffolk.gov.uk.

We thank you for your continued support in helping us to distribute the Household Support Fund to help low-income families.