Free school meal payments over Easter

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Free school meal payments will be made to qualifying Dundee families to cover the Easter holiday period as part of the city’s efforts to combat the ongoing impact of coronavirus.

Around 6,000 children will be covered by the scheme, which will pay £24.75 per child for over Easter and paid directly to family bank accounts on Wed 7th April.

Dundee City Council nurseries and schools close for the Easter fortnight holiday on Thursday 1st April and will re-open on Monday 19th April.

Eligibility is for nursery children included on a housing benefit/council tax reduction claim and pupils in P1-3 who receive the school clothing grant. Payments will be made for pupils from P4 to S6 based on free school meal entitlement.

Children and Families Service Convener, Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “It’s very positive that the payments are continuing. We’ve heard from families across the city that the support has been vital during a very challenging year.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, but especially for our most vulnerable families.”

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