Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, then you may be eligible for your child to receive free school meals, this entitled your child to £3.20 credited to their account each day.

The eligibility criteria is listed on Cardiff Council’s website, which can be accessed here. The application process is now administered by the Benefits section of the Council. When you apply for benefits, they will usually assess if you are eligible for free school meals at the same time. If they have not, the application form can be found here and should be returned to Cardiff Council using the contact details below.

Free School Meals Application Form

If you have not applied for any new benefits recently, then you should contact the Benefits section using one of the contact details below to assess your eligibility.

Post: FREEPOST Cardiff Council Housing Benefit, Benefits Section, PO Box 6000, Cardiff CF11 0WZ

Telephone: 029 2053 7250


The Welsh Government have details of additional support on their website at

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