School grants application process made easier

APPLICATIONS for free school meals and clothing grants are set to get easier according to North Lanarkshire Council.

The local authority, with the permission of applicants, plans to speed up the process by using information on its housing/council tax benefit records to confirm who is eligible.

More than 6,000 families in the area benefit from the grants for school uniforms and free school meals and at £70, NLC’s annual clothing grant is one of the highest in Scotland.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker dated Thursday, June 9.