Individual school meals grants
Description: 

Pupils from P3 (pre-school - 2-3 years of age) to year 4 of ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) attending public and state-subsidised schools from families with incomes below the thresholds established in the call for applications can apply for individual school meal grants through their educational centre. 

In Barcelona city, these grants are managed by the Barcelona Education Consortium, by means of a public call for applications. In the rest of the towns and cities in Catalonia, individual school meal grants are managed by the county councils.

Requirements: 

- Age: Pupils in compulsory education and the second cycle of pre-primary education in state-funded schools for the 2024-2025 school year in Barcelona city.

- Registration in the municipal register: Yes.

- Necessary documentation: Foreign-national ID/Spanish-national ID/Passport number of all members of the family unit over 14 years of age. This is a mandatory field, without this information you will not be able to complete the application.

- Income: The threshold will be calculated on the basis of the eligible members of the family unit and by aggregating the consumption units detailed below:
 

Members of the family unit Income level
(Guaranteed tranche 70%)
Income level
(Guaranteed tranche 100%)
First adult (main wage earners) 11,840.6 € 7,104.36 €
Second adult (main wage earners) and other adults in the family unit 5,920.30 € 3,552.18 €
For each child in the family unit 3,552.20 € 2,131.32 €

 

If the family income in 2023 does not exceed these thresholds, a grant of 70% or 100% of the cost of the school meals service will be awarded, which may in no case exceed the maximum price established by the Department of Education. This threshold should be set as a requirement for access to the call. Applications above these thresholds will be considered as rejected.

In the case of a 100% grant, the pupil must be monitored by the social services, which will accredit the existence of a social need for this family. Students must be included in an intervention or work plan due to risk of social exclusion.

Students who are part of the Shock Plan against segregation, for equal opportunities and educational success, and students who are recognised as vulnerable will also receive 100% of the amount for school meals.

In the case of businesses, the income threshold is €155,000. Family units with income from economic activities in direct estimation or in objective estimation obtained by the members of the family unit who can be assessed are eligible for aid. Furthermore, income from a participation of all the assessable members equal to or higher than 50% in economic activities carried out through entities without a legal personality or in any other type of legal entity, once the percentage of participation of the latter has been applied to the total income from the activities.

- Wealth: Family units in which the sum of the cadastral values of the urban properties of the computable members that make up the family unit, excluding the usual home, does not exceed 42,900 euros (13,130 euros in the case of rustic) can be eligible for this subsidy.

On the other hand, the sum of all the net returns reduced from the movable capital plus the net positive balance of all the patrimonial gains and losses belonging to the computable members of the family, excluding the subsidies received for the acquisition or rehabilitation of the habitual residence and, in this case, the basic emancipation income and the youth cultural bonus cannot exceed 1,700 euros.

Likewise, those benefits for social urgency, granted by public administrations, which have the purpose of attending to situations of specific, urgent and basic subsistence needs, such as food, clothing and accommodation, and which have been duly accredited will not be taken into account.

- Recognised disability: Students with a proven disability of 33% or more may receive 100% of the cost of the canteen service if the family unit does not exceed the following income thresholds:

 

Members of the family unit Income level
(Guaranteed tranche 100%)
First adult (main wage earners) 29,601.50 €
Second adult (main wage earners) and other adults in the family unit 14,800.75 €
For each child in the family unit 8,880.50 €


Amount and frequency: Ordinary grants of €5.07 and extraordinary grants of up to a maximum of €7.25 are available for those on the lowest incomes and for students with a disability of 33% or higher. These amounts correspond to 70% and 100% of the maximum price of the school meals service established by the Department of Education for those centres that have a lunchtime period with a total duration of two and a half hours.
In the case of centres that have a lunchtime period with a maximum duration of two hours, ordinary grants will be €4.81 and extraordinary grants will be €6.87 for those on the lowest incomes and pupils with a disability of 33% or more.