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Free school holiday food vouchers (COVID Local Support Grant)

For the 2021 summer holidays, state-funded schools in Merton are providing £80 worth of supermarket vouchers for each child who gets benefits-related free school meals.

If you are eligible but do not receive your vouchers in the last week of term, please contact your child's school directly.

Merton Council will also be providing directly for Merton residents with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) who are eligible for free school meals and attending a non-maintained or independent school paid for by Merton. Please contact sen@merton.gov.uk if you believe you are eligible.

This scheme is funded by the COVID Local Support Grant from central government, with a top-up from Merton Council. The grant was larger in the winter when it was used to provide support to a wider number of children.

Contact us 

Email: winter.grant@merton.gov.uk