Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Free school meal payments available for eligible pupils

Denbighshire County Council has welcomed news that the Welsh Government has made funding available to make free school meal payments for eligible pupils during school holidays, in response to the cost of living crisis. 

The council have made arrangements for these payments to be made for the forthcoming half term (31st October to 4th November),  with the payment due to be made on Monday 31st October. 

Parents/guardians are being informed that the payments will be made based on eligibility for Free School Meals. 

This is completely separate to the roll out of Universal Primary Free School Meals for Reception age children. 

Councillor Gill German, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children and Families, said: “We welcome this additional funding as it will provide some reassurance and some peace of mind to those familieswho may struggle financially as a result of the cost of living crisis. 

“We want to make sure that all children receive a proper meal and these payments will allow parents and guardians to purchase food with payments that will be made directly to people’s bank or building society accounts. They don’t need to take any actions for this to happen."

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