Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Learning Agreement (Click to fill the form below):

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


FCF - Financial Contingency Fund

Your FCF application is means tested on household income which must be below £20,817 per year or £23,077 if there are other young people in the household who qualify for Child Benefit. 

The fund is a discretionary award that enables the College to assist you with a contribution towards travel, disability costs, essential course equipment, essential educational visits, subsidised meals from college catering outlets, examination fees, childcare costs, accommodation or living costs for students living independently. 

Click here to complete the FCF application form.