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Financial Support

During your child’s education you may find that you need some financial assistance to help support your child.

Ceredigion County Council offers financial support through the following: 

For further information about who is eligible for assistance on any of the above contact:

Student Finance
Education and Lifestyle Services
Canolfan Rheidol
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr�
SY23 3UE
Tel: 01970 633650
or visit Ceredigion County Council’s Student Support page for more information.

Further support is also available: 

Education Maintenance Allowance

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is available to learners aged 16 and over from households with an income of £30,810 or less. This is a sum of money paid weekly to learners who have signed an EMA contract with their school or college and can be used to help pay for travel costs, books or equipment for a course. For more information contact your local school/college or visit 

Financial support for Students

All new applications for financial assistance for students now come under the remit of the Students Loans Company.  To find out what support is available to you visit the following website.

Student Finance Wales

Entitlement for Transport Support  

null provides information about travelling for children attending school or for post 16 education.  For more information contact the Corporate Passenger Transport Unit (CPTU) – Pubilc Transport
Transpot Unit
Canolfan Rheidol
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UE
Tel: 01970 633555

Need Financial Support to Purchase a Computer or Laptop

The website for this scheme is Get on line at homeThe easy place to get your first, very affordable and internet ready computer. 

You must be a registered UK charity or receive at least one of the following benefits to qualify for the cheaper price.

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance / Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit / Employment and Support Allowance
  • Disability element of Working Tax Credit




Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. They help ease the additional pressures families face.  They can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together.