Education and schools: Grants and funding

Financial support from free school meals to student loans.

Services and information

Free school meals

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

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)

How to find out if you are eligible for Education Maintenance Allowance.

Free school and college transport

How to apply for free school and college transport.

Student loans and finance (external website)

Information from Student Finance Wales about financial support for students and how to apply.

School Essentials Grant

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

Reimbursements for school trips

Information about reimbursements for school trips.

Early education - 10 hours free education

Your child may be eligible for 10 hours free education if they attend a playgroup or day nursery after their 3rd birthday.

Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education (external website)

Find out about the Welsh Government Learning Grant Further Education.

Free school milk

All children aged 7 and under are entitled to free milk at school.