12th May 2022
This May half term, Gloucestershire County Council is providing vouchers to parents who have signed up to our 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 they have received and is separate to that of the term time free school meals.

Parents who have signed up to the scheme will receive a voucher for £15 for each child who is eligible for FSM which will cover the May half term week. The scheme is eligible for children aged 4-16 years old. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider college and sixth form students.

Parents who have signed up previously do not need to re-register, they have already been included, but to ensure we get all who are eligible, they are encouraging new parents to sign up as soon as they can.

For parents who have already signed up, if more of their children have become entitled to free school meals since they applied, please contact them so they can update your amount, as this not an automatic process.

Applications for Holiday Free School Meal Vouchers for the half term period is now open until the 24th May. Voucher emails will be sent out between 25th and 26th May.

Please check your junk/spam email folders during this period as sometimes the vouchers end up there.
If you have not received your vouchers by then please get in contact with them by emailing

childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk<mailto:childrensfund@gloucestershire.gov.uk> with the following details:

* Your full name
* If you have received any vouchers for the holiday and if so, how much.
* When you originally signed up for the scheme
* The email that you signed up to the scheme with
* Your eligible child(ren)'s
* Name
* School year they are in
* School they attend.

For more information and to sign up if you haven't already, please visit the website: the Holiday Free School Meal vouchers page on<https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers/?msclkid=192e0c5acf9b11eca8734a25a47c2046>

Alternative link: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/holiday-school-meal-vouchers/?msclkid=192e0c5acf9b11eca8734a25a47c2046