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 / Uniform Grant Applications 2020/21

  • Current eligible familiesClaimants who were in receipt of support for the 2019/20 year were sent a pre-populated form for the 2020/21 year which must be completed and returned as soon as possible if application has not already been made for the 2020/21 year.
  • New Applicants - New applicants can apply online. See below for more information and to apply.

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: 12/10/2020