The Welsh Government Website says ‘Children and young people, whose parents or carers receive certain benefits, are entitled to free school meals. A child/young person may be eligible for free school meals provided certain eligibility criteria are met. If these criteria are met, the parent must apply for their child to receive free school meals.’
In all cases the actual application for Free school meals and/or a Uniform grant is dealt with by Bridgend County Borough Council. Guidance and an application form can be found on the council’s website www.bridgend.gov.uk.
To obtain further advice and information on eligibility for these grants please contact the Housing Benefit Section, P.O.Box 107 Civic Offices, Angel Street Bridgend, CF31 1WB.
Telephone 01656 643643 or email FSM@bridgend.gov.uk.
Parents/carers in receipt of Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Child Tax Credit with NO Working Tax Credit (annual income not exceeding £16,190) Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Employment and Support Allowance (income related ESA IR) and Guarantee Pension Credit may apply for Free School Meals.
If you have children attending secondary school in years 7 to 11 you can also apply for a Distinctive School Uniform Grant.
Any enquiries regarding eligibility please contact the Housing Benefit Section, P.O.Box 107 Civic Offices, Angel Street Bridgend, CF31 1WB. Telephone 01656 643643, email- firstname.lastname@example.org