Glasgow City Council

Clothing Grants and Free School Meals

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Clothing Grants

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

We have changed the way we process our clothing grant awards.

If your child attends a school managed by Glasgow City Council and you are currently in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax discount there is no need to complete and application. You will be automatically entitled and will receive payment (for all eligible dependants) in July (with the exception of school returners who will be paid from August upon confirmation from the school)

If you are not in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax discount but are in receipt of another qualifying benefit and you received a clothing grant last year, please complete the word icon Declaration Clothing Grant Session 2017/18 Form [250kb].

Previous applicants- all awards will be made via the same payment method in which you received your award previously. If your bank account details have changed, please email CBSgrantservices@glasgow.gov.uk  and your details will be updated accordingly.

Please note you still require to complete an pdf icon Application [934kb] in the following circumstances:-

  • If you are not in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax discount but are in receipt of another qualifying benefit (see 'do I qualify' below) and did not receive an award last year
  • If you live outwith Glasgow and attend a school in Glasgow
  • Have a child who is entering P1

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 2016/2017

YES

NO

Working Tax Credit and the yearly income for your household (before tax) is less than £6,420 for the tax year 2016/2017

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 2016/2017

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) and 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.

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.

 

 

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