New applications for Free School Meals can now be made online, via the Council’s website.

Our Benefit Support Team has worked with the Web Team to develop the online application system, making it quicker and easier for qualifying families in the city to apply. Applicants will no longer need to submit a paper application as the short online form can be completed from personal devices at home

Applicants with queries or who need support should contact the Free School Meals line on 029 2053 7250 where members of the team will be able to resolve most queries without the need for an appointment. Access to PCs on an appointment-only basis is available in hubs across the city for anyone without access to a device or the internet

Details of eligibility for the scheme and the new online application form are available here