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Aberdeen Science Centre Public Vote

Aberdeen Science Centre is currently in a public vote to secure funding for a project to get an electric vehicle and a Climate Change exhibit and activities.  To be in with the best chance of securing the funding, we need Aberdeen City residents to vote us as their number one choice in the Just Transition Participatory Budget Fund public vote.

We’d be so grateful if you could vote for us (any age can vote so please encourage youngsters to vote too!).

Vote online today at https://acvo.org.uk/vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Education Team

Aberdeen Science Centre

179 Constitution Street | Aberdeen | AB24 5TU                                                 

education@asc.scot |  01224 640340

www.aberdeensciencecentre.org

Apply for Free School Meals

 

Apply for free school meals and School Clothing Grant | Aberdeen City Council

Apply for free school meals and School Clothing Grant

Free School Meals

Pupils are eligible for free school meals if their parents or carers receive one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credits)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an income of less than £17,005
  • Both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income of up to £7,920
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with a monthly earned income of not more than £660
  • Universal Credit, with a single parent/carer working less than 16 hours per week with an annual earned income from employment of less than £17,005
  • Universal Credit, with both parents/carers working less than 24 hours per week with an annual earned income from employment of less than £17,005

 

Pupils are eligible for free school meals in their own right if they are between 16-18 and fall into any of these categories.
All pupils in P1 to P5 receive free school meals when in school.
Where a child is in P1 to P5 and parents meet the eligibility criteria above, the parent should apply for Free School Meals in order to receive vouchers during holiday periods and access to the Scottish Government Scottish Child Payments’ Bridging Payments.

Free School Meal Vouchers During the Summer
Scottish Child Bridging Payment

 

School Clothing Grant

We can, in some circumstances, provide a grant towards the costs of school clothing and footwear if you receive certain benefits.
The current grant is £120 for primary school pupils and £150 for secondary school pupils. For pupils of statutory school age the grant is paid to parents; for pupils over statutory school age the grant is paid to the student.
You can apply for a school clothing grant if you or your family receive any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit, and your annual income is less than £17,005
  • Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit and your annual income is under £7,920
  • Universal Credit, and your monthly earned income is not more than £660
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction

 

You can only apply for children attending school or about to enter Primary 1. If you are an eligible student who receives an Education Maintenance Allowance you can apply for a school clothing grant for yourself. Applications for session 2022/2023 can be made from 1 April 2022.

 

You can only apply for children attending school or about to enter Primary 1. If you are an eligible student who receives an Education Maintenance Allowance you can apply for a school clothing grant for yourself. Applications for session 2022/2023 can be made from 1 April 2022.

You can apply for a school clothing grant online. Before you apply online, you will need to set up an account. This is so you can track the progress of your application.