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School Milk Subsidy Scheme

Find out how to apply for approval under the scheme, how to claim for the subsidy, how much you can claim and what records you need to keep.

The scheme subsidises the cost of milk, certain milk products and yoghurts for schoolchildren in England, Scotland and Wales. This means that the products can be sold to schoolchildren at a lower price.

Schools, local authorities, suppliers or other organisations can claim for the subsidy.

In England, Scotland and Wales the scheme is run by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

There is different guidance below for milk consumed:

  • before 1 August 2017
  • from 1 August 2017

Contact RPA

Email: trader@rpa.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: 03300 416 500

Fax: 03300 416 501

School Milk Subsidy Team
Rural Payments Agency
Lancaster House
Hampshire Court
Newcastle Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7YH

School milk subsidy scheme - milk consumed from 1 August 2017

Find out how to apply for approval under the scheme, how to claim for school milk subsidies, how much you can claim and what records you need to keep.

This guidance is for milk consumed from 1 August 2017

Different guidance applies for milk consumed before 1 August 2017

School milk subsidy scheme - milk consumed before 1 August 2017

Find out how to apply for school milk subsidies, how much you can claim and what records you need to keep.

This guidance is for milk consumed before 1 August 2017

The deadline for RPA to receive claims for milk consumed before 1 August is explained in How to claim for school milk subsidy under ‘When to claim’.

Different guidance applies for milk consumed from 1 August 2017

Relevant regulations

These are the regulations relating to the School Milk Subsidy Scheme.

Published 1 April 2014
Last updated 26 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Scheme update
  2. First published.