FCF is a Welsh Government Fund to be used to financially support students during their time at St David's Catholic College.

What is FCF?


FCF is a Welsh Government Fund to be used to financially support students during their time at St David’s Catholic College. 

It is means-tested on household income of up to £29,999

Am I eligible?


If you are in receipt of an EMA you are automatically eligible, although you still need to apply.

To receive any support via FCF you must complete the application form (This is in no way linked to the EMA application, any funds provided are completely separate to EMA).

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

If you are having financial problems and your circumstances change which could affect your attendance at college, FCF can offer further support.

Before applying, please read the:

Guidance Notes


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All documentation relating to the application for a grant, bursaries or financial assistance to individual applicants, is published in Welsh and English. Applicants can be submitted in Welsh and are treated no less favourably than applications submitted in English.

If it is necessary to interview individual applicants for grants or financial assistance, interviews are available in Welsh or applicants who applied in Welsh, using simultaneous interpretation if required. If an application for a grant or financial assistance is submitted in Welsh, we inform the applicant of the outcome of our decision in Welsh.

When making a decision in relation to the award of a grant or financial assistance e consider the effects such an award or assistance would have on the opportunities for the applicants and others to use the Welsh language and ensure that our decision would neither reduce opportunities for persons to use the language nor cause adverse effects. The decision may be taken or implemented (for example, by imposing conditions) so that it would have positive effects, or increased positive effects, on opportunities for applicants to use the Welsh language.