Grocery vouchers for families children and care leavers
Eligible households will automatically receive a one-off food voucher worth £45 per eligible child / young person in June 2023.
The vouchers are available for: · children who receive benefit related free school meals
· children in an early years setting (nurseries and pre-schools) who receive funded childcare for eligible 2 year-olds or the early years pupil premium for 3 and 4-year-olds (due to living in a low income household)
· care leavers aged up to 21 years of age living independently
No application is needed. Vouchers will be sent by email or text message. Distribution will start on 21 June 2023 and we expect it will take up to around 30 June before all vouchers are distributed. Vouchers will be issued mainly by email in blocks according to the school or early years setting your child attends. A small number of vouchers will be distributed by text and these will be sent out after all email vouchers have been dispatched. If you have more than one child you may receive their vouchers at different times.
We are unable to take any enquires about missing vouchers until all vouchers have been issued - we will update this web page and provide information about how parents can report missing vouchers once all vouchers have been sent.
A second grocery voucher for the above groups will be issued in early 2024.