Cambridgeshire County Council is working with other organisations to support many people whose lives have become more difficult because of COVID-19.
This support is being offered in two ways;
- Direct food voucher scheme
- Additional support for vulnerable families and individuals
Direct food voucher scheme
Schools are now issuing vouchers for this term. If you have queries regarding term time free school meals vouchers, please contact your school or educational setting.
Supermarket vouchers of £15 per child for the week of February half term (Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February), were issued to those families meeting the low income criteria for the following benefits;
- Free school meals
- Funded childcare for 2 year olds
- Early years pupil premium
- 16-19 bursary fund
You would have received a text or email to choose your supermarket for the voucher:
- Text message from ‘SchoolMeals’
- Email from ‘email@example.com’ – please ensure you check your junk folder
If you have a question about your voucher or need some help, please click on the link below and complete the form.
Someone will be in touch with you in 3 working days.
This scheme has been developed by both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.
Please check with your school/educational setting to see if your child is already eligible for Free School Meals.
To find out about other help and support available in your local area; you will find further details at the following links:
- If you live in Cambridge City
- If you live in East Cambridgeshire
- If you live in Fenland
- If you live in Huntingdonshire
- If you live in South Cambridgeshire
Further support and information can also be found here:
FAQs for parents and carers
Letters to parents and carers
Read copies of letters sent to parents and carers regarding food support during the Christmas holidays and the wider support offered to families by the scheme below.
Winter Grant Scheme privacy notice
In these difficult times, we are working very closely with our district and city council partners, schools, voluntary sectors as well as the volunteers who are helping to deliver the really vital support to our local communities. This means that we will need to receive and share personal information about our residents. Our Winter Grant Scheme privacy notice provides information about what kind of personal information that may be, what we may do with it and who may have access to it.