Winter grant scheme

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:

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.

Further information about how to register for free school meals can be found here

To find out about other help and support available in your local area; you will find further details at the following links:

If you are not sure

Further support and information can also be found here:

  • Citizens Advice - online free advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem.
  • Making Money Count - offering everyday help with money, being online, finding work and renting.

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.