COVID local support grant - Letter for parents and carers about summer holiday vouchers available to download
15 Jul 2021
Please see letter downloads to be sent to parents outlining how Ealing Council will be offering financial support to low income families over the summer holidays as part of the Government’s COVID Local Support Grant Scheme.
The grant funding has been extended to cover the summer holiday period and, subject to cabinet approval, the council are intending to top up the funding available to enable them to provide families with vouchers worth £15 per week per eligible child for the 6 week summer holiday period.
Please ensure this information is made available to all parents of children eligible for benefits related free school meals ahead of the summer holidays so that they are aware of the support available and can start planning accordingly.
If parents have any questions about the scheme, please direct them to the FAQ’s on Blackhawk Network’s website as outlined in the letter in the first instance.
Please note that unredeemed summer holiday vouchers will not be redeemed centrally and distributed via schools as they have been previously. Funds from unredeemed vouchers will instead be returned to the council (and put into local welfare assistance). Therefore please ensure that the contact details you provide to the data team are correct for all your FSM eligible families.