Apply for free school meals, milk and clothing grant

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Complete this form if you

  • have a child or children
  • are a young person over the age of 16, receiving benefits in your name

attending school within the City of Edinburgh Council area.

All children in P1 to P3 receive free school meals, but you can apply to receive free milk and a clothing grant.

Before you start

We ask for information about your benefits and tax credits on this form, so please make sure you have these details to hand.

You have the chance to upload documents to provide evidence related to benefits and tax credits, so you may want to scan related documents before you start the form. PDF files are best for scanned documents.

If you don't upload the documents here you can send them to us later. 

Privacy statement

We, the City of Edinburgh Council, use the information you provide to process your claim for Free School Meals, Milk, and Clothing Grant.

Where allowed by law, we may pass your information to organisations such as

  • the Scottish Government
  • SEEMIS
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Revenue and Customs

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with information we hold.

We may get information about you from third parties, or give them information to

  • make sure the information is accurate
  • prevent or detect crime
  • protect public funds.

These third parties include

  • government departments
  • local authorities
  • private-sector companies, such as banks and organisations that lend you money.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law requires us to. 

We may use your information to identify whether you are eligible for other benefits, such as Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

We are the data controllers for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Read our privacy policy for details.

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