Winter grant scheme

We are working with other organisations to support many people whose lives have become more difficult because of COVID-19.

We offer support in two ways:

  • Direct food voucher scheme
  • Additional support for vulnerable families and individuals

Direct food voucher scheme

Our scheme for Christmas and February half term has closed. Following an extension of the government funding for the Winter Grant Scheme, we will issue all families with food vouchers for the two weeks of the Easter holidays. Supermarket vouchers of £15 per child per week for the two weeks of the Easter holidays are being issued to those families meeting the low income criteria for the following support:

  • Free school meals
  • Funded childcare for 2 year olds
  • Early years pupil premium
  • 16-19 bursary fund

Eligible parents will receive a text or email on 26 March 2021 to choose a supermarket for the voucher.

You can find frequently asked questions for parents on the Learn Together website (opens PDF).

If you have a question about your voucher, please email winter.support@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. Please include the name of your child(ren) and the early years setting or school they attend. We cannot locate vouchers without this information. We will contact you within three working days.

We have developed this scheme with Peterborough City Council.

Please check with your school / educational setting to see if your child is already eligible for free school meals. Visit our free school meals page for information about how to register.

Additional support for vulnerable families and individuals

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

You can also find further support and information:

Frequently asked questions for parents and carers

Letters to parents and carers

Read copies of letters sent to parents and carers regarding food support during the Easter holidays and the wider support offered to families by the scheme below.

Winter Grant Scheme - Easter letter for Cambridgeshire schools608KBpdf
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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.