Community Education Government Stormont

Apply for Free School Meals / Uniform Grants

Free School Meals / School Uniform / Physical Education Clothing applications for 2022/23 school year can now be made online by clicking the link below. 

The process has changed for 2022/23 and you are now required to register and create an account before applying. Please check your details carefully before you submit.

The application must be made by the person receiving benefits who is named on the Proof of Benefit Letter / Tax Credits Award Notice / Universal Credit Payments Breakdown.

Please include in your application all children for whom you have parental responsibility and who will be attending full time at school or Regional/FE College.

Please note the application form works best with an up-to-date web browser (the software you use to access the internet). If you are using an old web browser or if it is out of date, the page may not display properly. The website provides information on upgrading to a newer browser.

If you need to apply for free school meals for the current school year which ends in June 2022 please contact the Free School Meals and Uniform Service for a paper application on 028 9041 8044 or email

If additional information is required or any difficulty is experienced, parents can contact the Meals and Uniform Service.

You have until the end of July 2022 to apply with correct documentation to ensure your application can be processed before the start of the new school year.

You can make your application here:

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