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Perthshire Parents can Receive Free School Meal Payments Over October Holidays

This coming October holiday’s, Perth and Kinross Council will pay eligible parents/carers directly for free school meals while schools are closed for the holidays.

The payment comes on Wednesday the 30th of September into the accounts of parents who have already receive benefits which entitle them to the payment, have children currently receiving free school meals, and who received a school clothing grant over the summer holiday.

Over the course of the pandemic’s summer months, Perth and Kinross Council paid directly to parents and carers who are eligible for free school meals to support families while schools were out and this will be a continuation of that earlier scheme.

This payment intends to do the same by providing families with support throughout the period between 5th and 16th of October.

Parents and guardians will not need to contact the council to apply since they are already recipients of free school meals, although a list of eligible criteria can be found in the following link: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/schools

Those who are receiving a benefit which would entitle them to the payment should contact the council on their email: ECSSchools@pkc.gov.uk

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