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Half Term Free School Meal Vouchers for Blackburn with Darwen children

February 11, 2021 2:36 PM

Blackburn with Darwen school children who are eligible can have vouchers over half term.

The vouchers can be used in both Blackburn and Darwen Markets and can be used at even more stalls than before. The new vouchers will be valid until 31st March 2021.

It is funded by The Covid Winter Grant which was received by the Council last year and supports families and children and other vulnerable adults through the winter period to access food, support with utility bills and other essentials to help keep people warm and fed.

The programme will run until 31st March and is primarily for families with children under 19 as of 31st March 2021 who may not meet the threshold for benefits but have been affected directly by the pandemic through job losses, furlough, taking time off work unpaid to care for children who are isolating etc, and for those who are eligible for free school meals, healthy start vouchers, young people not in education or training. Some support for other vulnerable adults is also available where appropriate.