Free School Meal Payments - Carmarthenshire County Council
Free School Meals payments
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
• If your child is instructed to self-isolate because of a positive case of COVID-19 at
*Payments will continue for all pupils (including Foundation Phase pupils) until the end of
the spring term.
You need to apply online to receive this payment. If you have already applied for and
received free school meals payments, you do NOT need to apply again.
However, if any more of your children have since started school or your bank details have
changed you need to email us.
For additional children, who have since started school 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
If the bank details you previously supplied to us have changed, please email 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
Free School Meals
If your circumstances have changed which has affected your household income, you may
be eligible for free school meals. For more information and to apply please visit our website.