Coleg Y Cymoedd

Grant Support

Information on Grants

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

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EMA is for 16 to 18 year olds living in Wales who want to continue their education after school leaving age.  Subject to eligibility, you could get £30 a week, paid every two weeks.

To find out more information and to apply please visit Student Finance Wales  

You will also need to complete a Learning Agreement with the college and have 100% attendance each week to receive your weekly payments.

EMA Rules and Guidance can be read here 

Please contact your campus Learner Services for more information.



Welsh Government Learning Grant

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This is for students aged 19 or over who are studying a Further Education course at college. Subject to eligibility, you could get up to £1,500 a year.

To find out more information and to apply, please visit Student Finance Wales

Please contact your campus Learner Services for more information.

Higher Education - New Financial Support Available

Every eligible full-time student can claim a minimum grant of £1,000 they will not have to pay back, regardless of their household income, and means-tested grants of up to £10,124 in London and £8,100 in the rest of the UK will be available to those who need them most.

A similar package will be available to eligible part-time students, on a pro-rata basis related to intensity of study.

The Welsh Government provides student support to eligible students who are undertaking a designated higher education (HE) course at a publicly funded institution. To be eligible for statutory student support the course must lead to a qualification in one of the following:

First Degree e.g. Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education (BA, BSc or BEd)

Foundation Degree

Certificate of Higher Education

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Higher National Diploma (HND)

A Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

For more information visit Welsh Government's Student Money

Financial Contingency Fund (FCF)

The Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) can provide financial help to learners who are experiencing difficulties as a result of low income. In particular, it can help those individuals to pay for nursery fees, examinations, kits and safety equipment for practical courses. Applications forms are available from Learner Services..

All applications are means-tested; evidence of benefits or Working Family Tax Credits will need to be provided. The Financial Contingency Fund prioritises certain categories or payments. These can be seen on the Financial Contingency Fund policy.

17-18 - To apply for the FCF grant, please click here

Please contact your campus Learner Services for more information.

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