Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Education Maintenance Allowance
You may be eligible to receive a £30 weekly EMA award if:
- you are above the compulsory school age
- you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 years old on or before the 31 August
- you normally live in Wales
- you are studying an eligible full-time academic or vocational course.
You must also meet one of the following criteria:
- your household income is £20,817 or less
- if there are other young people in your household who are under 16 and are eligible for Child Benefit and your household income is £23,077 or less
- if there are other young people in your household who are aged 16-20, in full time education and are eligible for Child Benefit and your household income is £23,077 or less.
You can download an application form and guidance notes from the Student Finance Wales (SFW) website (external link) or call 0300 200 4050. You can also contact your school or college to request an application pack.
If you are already receiving EMA, the SFW team will write to you (normally before the end of July) regarding your EMA award for the next academic year.