Glasgow City Council

Clothing Grants and Free School Meals

Clothing Grants

Clothing Grants of £52 per child are available to eligible students who attend Primary, Secondary and Additional Support Needs Establishments.

Free School Meals

Students who are eligible for Free School Meals are given the cash equivalent of £1.90 per day to spend on a meal. Children who attend nurseries may also be entitled provided that they are in receipt of one of the below qualifying benefits and the establishment signs the application to confirm that the child has a full time place.

All school meals in Glasgow's primary and secondary schools are provided by Cordia (Services) LLP, part of Glasgow City Council. The dining area in schools is called the Fuel Zone and offers a great value service where pupils can enjoy a tasty and healthy lunch.

Do I qualify?

 

Clothing Grant

Free Meals

Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance

YES

YES

Working Tax Credit and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less than £15,050 but is £6,420 or above for the tax year 2015/2016

YES

NO

Working Tax Credit and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less than £6,420 for the tax year 2015/2016

YES

YES

Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction

YES

NO

Child Tax Credit only and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less than £16,105 for the tax year 2015/2016

NO

YES

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

NO

YES

Asylum Seeker receiving support under VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

YES

YES

Note: If you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit and Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit (and your yearly income before tax is less than £16,105) or you receive income-related Employment and Support Allowance, you will be entitled to the clothing grant and free school meals

YES

YES

* NB - This figure could be changed by HMRC

Students who are 16 before 1 June and who are eligible to apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance will NOT be entitled to a Clothing Grant for the next session beginning in August. However they may be entitled to Free School Meals.

Important information about your grant payment
Your clothing grant payment will be paid directly into your Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account by an electronic transfer. If you have had difficulty opening a bank account you can apply to open an account using Scotcash. Scotcash can be contacted on 0141 276 0525 quoting ref GCCG.

To find your local Credit Union to apply for an account, please access: Credit Unions in Glasgow

The payment will be made to the child's legal guardian. Only one Clothing Grant can be paid per child per school session August to June. This includes Clothing Grants paid out by other local authorities in the same school session.

Please note we cannot pay money directly into Post Office Accounts or clearing accounts.

How do I apply?

Following an announcement by the Leader of the Council on Monday, 17 October 2016, those entitled to receive the school clothing grant no longer need to complete an application form

We know, through matching data on those who currently receive housing benefit and council tax reduction and all children attending school within Glasgow, who qualifies for the payment and this will be sent out to your home address automatically each year.

If you are entitled to the school clothing grant but have not yet applied this year - there is no need to carry on the application process as we will have your details as being eligible to receive it. You will receive it to your home address in December.

All enquiries regarding this change to school clothing grants should be directed to FinancialInclusionPartnership@glasgow.gov.uk


If you are entitled to free school meals you still need to complete an application form.

Application forms for the different age categories are available to view and print on the right hand side of this page. The form applies to both clothing grants and free school meals.

Application Forms should be printed off, signed and POSTED to us.


The applicant should send the completed form to:

Glasgow City Council
PO Box 29347
Glasgow
G20 2BY

Forms can be handed in to the City Centre Service Desk, 45 John Street, Glasgow, which is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

DO NOT POST YOUR APPLICATION FORM TO 45 JOHN STREET

Please Note:
The closing date for Clothing Grant Applications is 31 March 2017. Applications received after 31 March 2017 will NOT be processed.  An application form will become available in June each year for the next school session beginning in August.

Primary School Meals

Primary Fuel Zones offer a choice of three options each day and menus run on a three-weekly cycle, allowing pupils to experience a variety of meals. We can also cater to specific dietary requirements including Halal, vegetarian and special medical diets.
All primary 1-3 pupils can enjoy lunch absolutely free, while primaries 4-7 can receive a three course meal with a drink for only £1.90.

Fuel Zones also provide a Breakfast Club where pupils can start their day with cereal, toast with spread and/or jam, a piece of fruit and fruit juice. For those not currently entitled to a standard free school meal, including P1 to P3, there is a small charge of £2 per day. For siblings, the charge is £2 for the oldest child and £1 for subsequent children.

Throughout the year Fuel Zones are transformed for fun theme days celebrating different events in the calendar. Popular theme days include the annual Burns Supper and international theme days which provide an educational and enjoyable experience to pupils.

Primary Fuel Zone
For more information including full menus, visit www.fuelzoneprimary.co.ukand follow on Twitter: @FuelZoneGlasgow

Secondary School Meals

Secondary Fuel Zones offer a wide selection of lunchtime meals. From our Hot Bites menu, pupils can choose a traditional meal, drink and dessert and take as much fruit, vegetables, soup and bread as they like.

In addition to Hot Bites, some of the following zones are available in secondary schools:

Subzone - Fresh baguettes, wraps, paninis and toasties, available with a choice of hot or cold fillings.

The Big Burger - A healthy burger bar.

Pizza Slice - A pizza counter offering a variety of toppings and pizzinis.

Curry Bar - A selection of curries available daily.

Grab & Go - A pre-order service that allows you to order in advance from any of the zones available.

Pick A Pasta - Pasta with a variety of fresh sauces to choose from.

Bake and Take - A baked potato bar with a choice of fillings.

Fuel Zones can cater for specific dietary requirements including Halal, vegetarian and special medical diets.

Breakfast is available in the morning including hot rolls, cereal, fruit juice and toast. For morning break there is a selection of hot and cold rolls, yoghurt, fresh fruit, and hot and cold drinks.

Secondary pupils can use their Q Card to top-up and pay for meals in the Fuel Zone. These are issued to pupils when they start school in August. For those entitled to free school meals, these are pre-loaded onto the card. Cards can be topped up using the revalve machines. Cash tills are also available in the Fuel Zone.

Secondary Fuel Zone 
Pupils can register for the Fuel Zone Points Reward scheme at www.fuelzone.co.uk and collect points every time they eat in the Fuel Zone using the Q Card. When pupils collect enough rewards, these can be exchanged for various rewards including iPods and cinema tickets.

Cordia and nutrition

All school meals in Glasgow's primary and secondary schools are provided by Cordia (Services) LLP, part of Glasgow City Council. The dining area in schools is called the Fuel Zone and offers a great value service where pupils can enjoy a tasty and healthy lunch.

The Fuel Zone menu has been developed with pupils, parents and schools and meets the criteria set out in the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007.

 

 

  • Phone 0141 276 1177
  • ​Scotcash 0141 276 0525
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