School and Education support

Information about the help and support available for children and young people in school.

Advicelink Cymru - Here to help with the cost of living

If you are not sure about what support is available to you, Advicelink Cymru can help you check what you are entitled to and help you claim what’s yours.

Find out more about Advicelink Cymru (external website)

Services and information

Cost-of-living Support Scheme

The Cost of living Support Scheme can provide a £150 cost of living payment to eligible households.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Information about the Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments can help people receiving Housing Benefit/Universal Credit with ongoing rent costs, deposits and/or removals.

Free School Meals

If you receive certain benefits you can apply for free school meals for your child.

School uniform and equipment grant

Some parents are entitled to a grant towards the cost of school uniforms and equipment.

Universal Primary Free School Meals

To help with the rising costs-of-living, we are working with Welsh Government so that every primary school pupil will be offered free school meals by 2024.

Education Maintenance Allowance (external website)

You may be eligible to receive a £30 weekly EMA award depending on your age, if you live in Wales and are studying an eligible full-time academic or vocational course.

Cost of Living Roadshows

Our Cost of Living roadshows provide information and advice about the support available to help people with the cost of living.