Apply for Free School Meals / Uniform Grants

Free School Meals / Uniform Grants Application information and process.

UPDATE: Applications for September 2021/22

DO NOT use this form for September 2021/22 applications.

Applications for the 2021/22 year are not yet available. Please check back.

If you need to apply for free school meals for this academic year (until June 2021) please use the below form.

Step 1: Complete Application form online

Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing applications for new applicants for the 2020/21 school year can now be made online by clicking link below.

Complete a Paper Application Form

You can also:

  • Download a paper application using the link below, or
  • Collect a paper application from:
    • your local Education Authority Office;      
    • your local Jobs and Benefits Office;  
    • your local Advice NI office.

Claimants must complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM.

If you complete more than one application any support due will be delayed.

Step 2: Read the notes provided with the application form

The notes provide useful information including the responsibility of a claimant when making a claim and the current clothing allowance rates.

Step 3: Complete the application form and return

  • Complete the application form and provide verification of Tax Credits or Universal Credits which you receive.
  • Return the application form to your local Education Authority Office.                       
Office Address
EA Belfast Office 40 Academy Street, Belfast, BT1 2NQ  
Telephone: 028 9056 4000 / 028 9056 4239 / 028 9056 4241
EA Ballymena Office Ballee Centre, Ballee Road West, Ballymena. BT42 2HS 
Telephone: 028 2566 1355
EA Dundonald Office Grahamsbridge Road, Dundonald, BT16  2HS  
Telephone: 028 9056 6320
EA Armagh Office 3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh. BT61 9AX  
Telephone: 028 3751 2523
EA Omagh Office 1 Hospital Road, Omagh, BT79 0AW  
Telephone 028 8241 1496
Last updated: 13/05/2021