Apply for Free School Meals and the School Essentials Grant

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  • Before you begin

    You can use this form to apply for free school meals and the School Essentials Grant for up to 5 children. If you would like to apply for more children, please complete the form as many times as required.

    Qualifying benefits

    You must receive at least one of the following qualifying benefits to be eligible for free school meals or the School Essentials Grant:

    • Child Tax Credits and my annual taxable income is under £16,190
    • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
    • Income Support
    • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
    • Pension Credit (must include Guarantee Credit)
    • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Universal Credit and your yearly net earnings must be no more than £7,400.

    You cannot receive free school meals or the School Essentials Grant if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

    Applicants outside of Denbighshire

    If you live outside of Denbighshire, you will need to provide evidence of the qualifying benefit you receive. You can upload a copy of the qualifying benefit using this form.