A message from Gloucestershire County Council

Dear Parent/carer,

We would like to make you aware of some of the schemes that Gloucestershire County Council is currently offering to families of Gloucestershire. 

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

The scheme is for children in reception to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals and attend a school in Gloucestershire. They are unable to consider college and sixth form students as well as children who receive universal free school meals, as they are not eligible for this scheme.

Families who have signed up to the scheme will receive £15 per child, for the week half term.

To find out more about the scheme and to apply, please visit Holiday free school meal vouchers webpage by clicking here:

Parents who have signed up previously do not need to re-register, they will already have been included. 

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

Applications for Holiday Free School Meal Vouchers for the October half term period are now open until the 11 October. Voucher emails will be sent out on 19 October.  If parents have not received their vouchers by the 19 October, please contact by emailing childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Kind regards


Liza McCarthy

Assistant Headteacher