We are making it easier to apply for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants. If you were eligible for Free School Meals in the 2015/16 school year, we will be contacting your parent/carers from 16th May 2016 to check if they want to apply again for next year. If they haven’t heard from us by 13th June please have them contact the assessment team on 01324 503850. Remember, they need to apply each year.
If your parent/carer is applying for the first time, they can download an application form from the Falkirk Council website from next week or pick one up from most One Stop Shops.
Please return all application forms as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Meals can only be provided from the date the application is approved and entitlement cannot be back dated. Clothing grants are not payable for young people aged 16 or over on or before 30th September 2016 so if this applies to you, you should apply for EMA in your own name – applications for 2016/17 EMA should be available in June.
Parent/carers can get help to fill out their form from any of the offices listed on the application form. General advice is also available by calling 01324 590599.