Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

What is EMA?

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £30 to help 16-18 year olds with the costs of further education. Payments are made every 2 weeks as long as you meet your school or college’s attendance, performance and behaviour requirements.

To find out more about EMA, Click here for The Little Book of EMA


Application Form 

To apply for EMA you will need to complete this application form. 

Click here for the application form


Application Guidance

Please use this guidance document when completing your application. 

Click here for the guidance notes