Free nursery/school meals and the footwear and clothing Grant are available for parents on low income in West Dunbartonshire.
The Benefits Section within West Dunbartonshire Council deal with the award of school clothing grants and free school meals, including nursery school meals.
Remember if a child is in Primary 1-3 they are automatically entitled to a free school meal, no application is necessary. However applications for assistance with clothing grants must still be made.
You are eligible for free nursery/school meals and clothing grant if you receive the following benefits:
You are eligible for a clothing grant only if you receive:
You are eligible for free nursery/school meals only if you receive:
Clothing Grants will not be paid for children of school leaving age, that is who will be 16 years old between 1 March and 30 September, until they return to school in the new session. However, you should include these children on your application.
The Clothing Grant is currently £100.00 per child.
We will automatically consider you for free nursery/school meals and / or clothing grant if you received one last year and you get Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction. If you received a grant last year and you are not in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction, we will require you to provide your new tax credit award letter for us to allow us make a decision.
Payment will be made by BACS (directly into your bank account). The first payments should be made in July and you should receive your payment within 2 weeks of your application being processed.
Housing Benefit Section
Alexandria One Stop Shop
17 Mitchell Way
Clydebank One Stop Shop
West Dunbartonshire Council