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The 16-19 Bursary Fund (if you live in England)

If you have children who are aged between 16 and 19 and are staying on at school or college, they may qualify for a bursary of up to £1,200 a year. This is only in limited circumstances, such as they are claiming Income Support or Universal Credit in their own name, or are disabled and on certain benefits. The school or college can also help with a bursary if they are in financial hardship. Read more information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund on GOV.UK, or contact the school or college direct.

Education Maintenance Allowance and the Assembly Learning Grant (if you live in Wales)

If you have children who are aged between 16 and 18 who are staying on at school or college, they may qualify for an Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of up to £30 a week, depending on your household income. If your child is 19 or over, they may qualify for an Welsh Government Learning Grant. Contact Student Finance Wales on 0300 200 4050 or check the Student Finance Wales website for more information about the allowance and the grant.