Free school meals payments

33 days ago

If your child is entitled to free school meals, you will receive payment of £19.50 per child per week during the following:

School holidays
If you child is instructed by Welsh Government to stay at home for periods other than school holidays
If your child is instructed to self-isolate for 14 days because of a positive case of COVID-19 at their school

You need to apply online to receive this payment. If you have already applied for and received free school meals payments during the summer, you do NOT need to apply again.

However, if any more of your children have since started school and are receiving free school meals or your bank details have changed you need to email us.

For additional children in receipt of free school meals, please email FreeSchoolMeals@carmarthenshire.gov.uk with the details. You will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth, the name of your child’s school as well as your National Insurance number.

If the bank details you previously supplied to us have changed, please e-mail FSMBankDetails@carmarthenshire.gov.uk with the changes. You will need to provide a copy of a recent bank statement or a photograph of your bank card (as long as it shows your name, sort code and account number (Natwest and some other bank cards do not). Unless we are notified of changes, payments will be made to the bank details currently held.

Please be aware that local and national guidance must be adhered to, and this can lead to delays in processing. Please accept our apologies and we can assure you that payments will be made as soon as possible.