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Education Maintenance Allowance

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What is it?

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance payable to eligible students who have achieved 100% of their agreed attendance each week at school. It is payable on a 2 weekly basis

Do I qualify for an EMA?

  • Do you attend a Glasgow School?
  • Are you aged 16-19 years old?
  • Do you attend school for a minimum of 21 guided learning hours per week?
  • Are you willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school?

Please Note:
Students who have reached the age of 16 or over on or before 31 May 2017 and have applied for (or intend to apply for) an Education Maintenance Allowance will NOT be awarded a clothing grant. However, they may still be entitled to a Free School Meal.


How do I apply for an EMA?

Print and complete the form on this page to make an application.
Hard copies are also available at City Centre Service Desk, 45 John Street, Glasgow.

Please ensure that you include all relevant documentation before submitting the application.

*NB Glasgow City Council will accept no liability for any loss or damage to personal documents*

What will I get?

Household Income

No. of dependent children in household


£0 - £24,421



£0 - £26,884



Where do I post my form?

Forms can be posted to:

Glasgow City Council
PO Box 29347
G20 2BY
Phone: 0141 276 1177

Forms can also be handed in to the City Centre Service Desk, 45 John Street, Glasgow, which is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Do not post your application form to 45 John Street.

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