COVID Winter Grants


Waltham Forest has been allocated funding through the government’s Covid Winter Grant scheme to make sure families in the borough with children get the support and help they need throughout the Winter.

The support will include:

  • Supermarket vouchers for families of children on Free School Meals (FSM) and Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to use during holiday periods
  • Families with children in need of support may also be eligible for food vouchers through Children’s Social Care and Early Help
  • Additional financial support for essential items such as warm bedding, clothes and kitchen goods will also be available through the Local Welfare Assistance programme  

The vouchers for children on FSM or EYPP will be provided to families via their child’s school. If your child is eligible and you have received a voucher but need support in how to redeem the voucher you should contact or call 0333 400 5932.

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Families with children eligible for

  • EYPP or
  • Free Early Education for two-year-olds who attend other Ofsted registered nurseries, pre-schools or childminders

will receive access to their vouchers in the post.

If your child is eligible and you have not received access to the vouchers, you should contact or call 020 8496 3566.

More information on eligibility criteria can be found on our childcare pages.