COVID Winter Grant

Posted on: 9th December 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

This has been a hard year for many families and individuals. The Government recently announced a “Covid Winter Grant Scheme” to help those most in need during the winter months.

We are writing behalf of The City of Wolverhampton Council to let you know that you can apply for support from the council, to help with the costs of buying food for your child/ren during the Christmas holidays.

This support will be provided as an “eCode” which can be exchanged online for a supermarket voucher to spend with a participating retailer (£15 a week per child).

Your child does not need to be registered for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM) to be able to receive this support.

You can apply from 5 to 11 December 2020 at https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/freeschoolmealswinter if you are:

• eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM) not Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)*; or
• entitled to Working Tax Credit with annual income less than £16,190; or
• receiving Universal Credit with take-home pay less than £1,233.33 a month; or
• waiting for your first Universal Credit payment

If you would like to apply for support but don’t meet these requirements, please contact the school office to discuss your circumstances in confidence.

*UIFSM are free meals provided to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, regardless of their family circumstances.

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