Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter | Issue 41

Welcome to Issue 41 of ‘FYI’.

Thank you to all of our member organisations who have submitted information on programmes, activities, workshops and webinars taking place across the summer months, thus far.

For those who wish to highlight upcoming opportunities across the SHSCT area, offering support to children, young people and their families during these ongoing challenging times, please refer to the final page of this newsletter for guidance as to how best to submit your information.

FYI – Issue 41 – 6th August 2020

Free School Meals / Uniform Grant Applications

New claimants can now apply online or complete a paper form for free school meals and uniform grant assistance, subject to eligibility. 

Existing claimants renewing their application should apply by completing the pre-populated form posted to them.

Please ensure you complete the online or paper form in full and submit the relevant verification documentation.

For more information and to apply visit

CHILD – Community Help in Learning and Development


The project has been running very successfully the last 4 years across the Faughan area of Derry city and Strabane District Council council, and since lockdown they have been working with more rural families across Sperrin and derg. Offering support for rural families living in isolation across the 3 rural DEAs of DCSDC area. 

For more information visit their Facebook page HERE