Tameside Free School Meals

Tameside Council



Free school meals are provided for all children up to year 2. If your income is limited, you might be eligible for extra assistance to help with the expenses of providing meals for your child while they are at school.


Available In
  • Tameside
Available to Age Groups
  • No Restriction
What we can help with
  • Help with food and other essentials
  • Information on government/council support schemes
Available to these Groups
  • All Groups

Additional Information

Children qualify for free school meals if their parents or guardians receive any of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit, with an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they're not eligible for Working Tax Credit and their annual gross income is no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
  • Working Tax Credit run-out - paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

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