Free School Meals / Uniform Grants

The Education Authority (EA) for Northern Ireland is responsible for assessing eligibility for Free School Meals based on Department of Education (DE) / Department for the Economy (DfE) criteria.

Free School Meals Payments

A payment will be made to the parents/ guardians of all children, including vulnerable children and children of key worker, who are entitled to Free Schools Meals for the period 4 January – 22 January 2021. The payment will be made on Friday 15th January.

Further updates will be provided.

Some families are entitled to extra support with meals and uniforms for school. Watch this video for information on how to find out if you are eligible and how to apply for this support.

Click here to watch the video with subtitles if English is not your first language.

Last updated: 12/01/2021