For families in receipt of free school meals on an income basis (so not all P1 to P4 children), there will be an Autumn hardship payment in October (£160) and a winter hardship payment in December (also £160).
Families will need to have applied for free school meals in order to get the payments – they won’t be made retrospectively. If you think you may be entitled to free school meals on an income basis, but have not applied because of the universal free school meals for P1-4, please apply in order to receive these payments. More information and a link to the online application are here: https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/Freeschoolmealsandclothinggrants
For those who qualify for free school meals on an income basis (so not all P1 to P4 children), there will be a payment of £11.25 per child for the October break.