Stirling Council is continuing to provide free school meals via a direct payment for eligible children. The next payment will cover 1-12 March and should arrive in bank accounts on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

P1-3 pupils who are registered for free school meals will now not receive this payment, but will receive free school meals within school, given they have now resumed face-to-face learning. 

Senior pupils who are intermittingly accessing schools will continue to receive this payment.

If you have already had your child's free school meals assessed and your bank account details have not changed there is no need to reapply.

We have used the bank details from your Footwear & Clothing Grant application to make payment, if you have not already done so, please complete this form to authorise your bank details.

Please do this straight away - if this form is not returned, we will be unable to make future payments.

The Scottish Government has provided Local Authorities additional funding for children currently in receipt of free school meals to receive a food payment over the following school holidays:

February 2021 – half term
Easter 2021

Those who are not registered but are now eligible should complete the application form below. 

Please contact our Revenue and Benefits team via email or telephone 01786 233210 if you would like to discuss this further.

Please read the Privacy Notice before completing the form.

All P1 to P3 pupils automatically receive Free School Meals whilst at school. However this food payment will only be made if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and therefore eligible.

Please check the qualifying criteria below to establish if eligible for this fund.

  • Income Support or Jobseekers Allowance.
  • Both Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit with a household income of £7330 or less.
  • Universal Credit with a monthly earned income of not more than £610.
  • Child Tax Credit only with an annual income of less than £16,105.
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance.

If you are eligible to claim free school meals for your child/children in P1 to P3 please complete the application form below.

All P4 to S6 pupils who are currently in receipt of free school meals due to qualifying criteria will be entitled to this payment. The payment will automatically be made by bank transfer to the bank account your child/children’s footwear and clothing grant was paid into. If your bank details have changed please Contact Us ( to update your bank details.

If your child is S4 to S6 and you did not complete a free school meals application form but the free school meals was awarded when their EMA application form was approved please complete the below form to confirm your bank account details.

Your Details (Parent/Carer/Guardian)

Your Details
Bank Details (Payment cannot be made to Post Office accounts or by Cheque)

Last updated: Friday, February 26, 2021 6:20 PM