Free meals in further education funded institutions guide 2022 to 2023 academic year

Guidance to help provide free meals to disadvantaged 16 to 18 year old students in further education funded institutions.

Applies to England



Who this guide is for

This guide is departmental advice from Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

The guide sets out the funding rules for free meals and forms part of institutions’ ESFA funding agreements. The guide is intended to help further education funded institutions understand their obligation to provide free meals to disadvantaged students. Institutions must comply with the rules and be able to show they comply at any audit.

Published 30 March 2022