Practice Guidance

Education welfare benefits for low-income families

Introduction

Who are they for? Low-income families with children at school or college needing free school meals, clothing grants, or staying-on grants. The national education maintenance allowance scheme was abolished in 2011 and replaced by the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund administered by colleges/schools. The fund is largely discretionary but there is a £1,200 annual payment […]

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