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Gloucestershire Holiday FSM Scheme

28th Jun 2022

This summer holiday, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) is providing vouchers to parents who have signed up to their Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme. These vouchers are provided by GCC as part of its commitment to 'no child goes hungry'. The vouchers are funded through grant funding we have received and is separate to that of the term time free school meals.

Parents who are registered will receive £15 per eligible child, per week. For the summer holiday, they will be providing 2 weeks' worth of vouchers, as they did in the previous summer holiday. The scheme is eligible for children aged 4-16 years old. Unfortunately, they are unable to consider college and sixth form students.

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

For those parents who have already signed up, if more of their children have become entitled to free school meals since they applied, please contact uchildrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk so they can update their account, as this not an automatic process.

Applications for Holiday Free School Meal Vouchers for the summer holiday period is now open until the midday on the 12 July. Voucher emails will be sent out between 13 and 14 July. Parents should also check their junk/spam email folders during this period as sometimes the vouchers end up there. If parents have not received their vouchers by then, please get in contact with them by emailing childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk with the following details:

* Their full name
* If they have received an incorrect amount for the holiday, please let us know how much they have received
* When they originally signed up for the scheme
* The email that they signed up to the scheme with
* Their eligible child(ren)'s
* Name
* School year they are in
* School they attend.

For more information and to sign up if you haven't already, please visit their website: the Holiday School Meal vouchers page on https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers.

 

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