Free school meals and school clothing allowance application
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  1. If you need an award of free school meals immediately, you can visit the one stop shop with your proof of income and a provisional letter can be issued.

    Complete this form to apply for free school meals and school clothing allowance. Please provide all the information requested as your claim may be delayed if we need to contact you.

    DO NOT use your back button. Use the buttons at the bottom of the page instead.

    All fields marked with * are mandatory fields.

    The more information you can provide, the easier it will be for us to respond or contact you again if we need more information.

    The information you supply will only be used to process your request. Information will be passed to third parties where they are providing the service on behalf of Bolton Council or if we are required to do so by law. To find out more please read our privacy notice.
  2. * Please indicate one of the following incomes you are receiving?
  3. If you are receiving any of the incomes listed above, you will need to provide proof. If the documents are not good enough quality we may ask you to provide the original.

    Zambrano carers - If you are the holder of a derivative resident's card, please provide a copy (a photograph is acceptable).

    Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights - if you have leave to remain in the UK under article 8, please provide evidence of this. Evidence could include a letter from the Home Office granting you leave to remain, or a biometric residence card.

    Section 17 of the children act 1989 - if you are receiving section 17 support, please provide evidence of this such as a child in need letter from the local authority dated within the last six months.
  4. Please indicate how you will provide proof.
    This should be sent by email to housing.benefits@bolton.gov.uk or taken to any of our Access Points.
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