Free school meals - holiday vouchers

Dear Parent, Carer,

Gloucestershire County Council would like to make you aware of the Holiday Free School Meal voucher scheme that is currently being offeredto families in Gloucestershire. 

This winter holiday period, Gloucestershire County Council are providing vouchers to eligible families who have signed up to our Holiday Free School Meals (FSM) scheme. These vouchers are provided by Gloucestershire County Council as part of our commitment to 'no child goes hungry'. The vouchers are funded through grant funding we have received, and they are separate to that of 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. Gloucestershire County Council are unable to consider college and sixth form students, as well as children who receive infant free school meals (available to all children from reception to year 2), as they are not eligible for this scheme.

Families who have signed up to the scheme will receive £15 per child, per week for the holiday period. Gloucestershire County Council will be distributing 2 weeks of vouchers for the winter holiday period.

To find out more about the scheme and to apply, parents can visit our Holiday free school meal vouchers web page:

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

For any parents wishing to update details of an existing application, please email

Applications for Holiday Free School Meal vouchers for the winter holiday period are now open until the 6 December. Voucher emails will be sent out on 13 December.  If parents have not received their vouchers by the 14 December please email<>.

Kind regards,
Paige Harris| Commissioning Officer [HAF Project]
Children and Families Commissioning Hub