St Wilfrid's RC Primary School

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Free School Meals - 25th March 2020

 MCC On-line Application for Free School Meals Voucher Click on link and then at bottom of the council web page on "Apply for Cash Grant through the Welfare Provision"

Free School Meals

The government has advised that they expect to have a new scheme up and running in the near future. They intend to issue vouchers directly to families. This will not be up and running for a few weeks.

Because of this, the Council will make payments to support families until the national voucher scheme is in place.  You need to claim for this support.

The contribution towards a lunchtime meal is £2.00 per day (£10 per week) for each school child or young person in the household.

We will be able to pay this money within a few days by the following methods

  • A bank transfer into a nominated bank account
  • A secure text message that can be used to access cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city
  • A voucher that can be printed and can then be exchanged for cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city.

Parents can make an application, please submit a request via the Council’s welfare Provision Scheme, see link below which should be available from Wednesday 25th March.

MCC On-line Application for Free School Meals Voucher

(Then Click Apply Online)

Further Instructions should you need it are shown in document below.

FSM_Be aware of scam emails

The DfE have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

DfE have confirmed that this is a scam email and is not official. Please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

Hardship:-

To support to families facing hardship

Because schools have closed and some families are facing additional financial challenges due to the Covid 19 virus, the Council want to provide support to families, who most need it.

They are providing a financial grant to parents and carers of the following groups of children and young people.

To qualify the family must be:

  • a Manchester resident or supported by our Homelessness Service; and
  • whose family has been hardest hit by the recent issues and may be waiting for benefits to be assessed or have a gap in their income due to being laid off etc.

The contribution towards a lunchtime meal is £2 per day (£10 per week) for each school age child or young person in the household.

We will be able to pay this money within a few days by the following methods

  • A bank transfer into a nominated bank account
  • A secure text message that can be used to access cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city
  • A voucher that can be printed and can then be exchanged for cash from a range of Paypoint outlets in the city.

To make an application, families need to submit a request via the Council’s Welfare Provision Scheme, see link below which should be available from Wednesday 25th March.

MCC Apply for cash grant if you are in financial crisis

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