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Holiday Free School Meal vouchers

Applications for the Holiday Free School Meal (FSM) voucher scheme for the February half term are open until 12pm on 7 February.

This February half term, Gloucestershire County Council is providing vouchers to eligible families who have signed up to our Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme. These vouchers are provided by Gloucestershire County Council as part of our commitment to ‘no child goes hungry’. The vouchers are funded through grant funding we have received and is separate to that of term time free school meals.

The scheme is for children in reception to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals and attend a school in Gloucestershire. We are unable to consider college and sixth form students, as well as children who receive universal free school meals, as they are not eligible for this scheme.

Families who are signed up to the scheme will receive £15 per child, per week. We will be distributing 2 weeks’ worth of vouchers for the holiday period.

Parents who have signed up previously do not need to re-register, they will already have been included. To ensure we reach all those who are eligible, we are encouraging parents that have not previously signed up, to sign up as soon as they can.

For any parents wishing to update details of an existing application, please email childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk so we can update your account, as this not an automatic process.

If you have signed up previously you do not need to re-register. We are encouraging any parents not already signed up to do so as soon as they can.

Sign-up for the holiday FSM vouchers


When will the vouchers be sent out?

Applications are now open until 7 February. Voucher emails will be sent out on 13 February. Please check your junk/spam email folders during this period as sometimes the vouchers end up there.

If you have not received their vouchers by the 14 February please email childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

We experience a high volume of queries during this time but aim to respond to all queries within 2 working days. If you have not had a response from us by then, please do get in contact again.

Page updated: 11/11/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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