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Learners at Launchpad can benefit from the ‘Free Launchpad Meals’ initiative!

Applying To Expanse

Free School/College Meals

Eligible learners at on 16-25 years old SEND Launchpad Programmes can benefit from the ‘Free Launchpad Meals’ initiative! The scheme, worth £2.41 per day, will provide a meal from the Centre or funds towards purchasing this externally. The ability to purchase a meal while off Centre premises on any mandatory placement will also be covered under this scheme.

16-18 years olds

To qualify, either the student or the parent of the student will need to be in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Working Tax Credit - aid for 4 weeks until you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • During the initial roll out of the benefit – Universal Credit

19-25 year olds

This age category can also benefit from this scheme if:

  • You have a Learning Difficulty Assessment
  • Educational Health Care Plan

For more information on how to apply for Free Meals please complete the form below:

Please note: If you qualify for free Meals you may be eligible for a full 16-19 & 19-25 Bursary award. Terms and conditions apply

General Catering information

Breakfast Club

All learners can get a FREE breakfast on days they are timetabled to attend between 8:45 – 9:20am Monday – Friday during term time.


All learners have access to Free Fruit during the day

Packed Lunches

Learners may bring a packed lunch that can be eaten without the need of re-heating unless agreed as part of a care and support plan.


Terms and conditions apply, to find out more please click Here

For more information on how to apply for Free Meals please complete the form below: