Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Local Authority Education Departments for schools throughout Scotland.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly allowance of £30 per week (dependent on household income) payable during term time. These allowances are paid to the young person, directly into their bank account.

For session 2016/17 EMAs will apply to all eligible pupils who are 16-19 years old on or before 28 February, 2017, who are at secondary school and are willing to participate in an approved learning agreement at school for a minimum of 21 hours per week.

The young person must hold a bank account in his/her own name.

The EMA is only paid for full weeks within term time up to a maximum of 42 weeks in any one academic year. It can only be paid when 100% attendance has been achieved by the young person.

Payment of an EMA is restricted to a maximum of 3 years. However, some young people with Special Educational Needs may be entitled to receive 3 years EMA support over a 4 year period.

Young people from families who receive Income Support are also eligible for Free School Meals. Please contact Facilities Schools and Welfare Team for more details.

Application forms

The application form and guidance notes are available to download from this site and to pick up from schools, and Kilncraigs reception.

Completed forms can be returned either:

By Post - Completed applications can be sent to the address on page 3 of the application form. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (9" x 6" in size) for return of personal documents. A first class stamp will not be sufficient.

In Person - Applications will be accepted at Kilncraigs, Alloa from week commencing 8 August 2016 on a Tuesday and Thursday only between the hours of 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Data Protection Act

NB: All information, whether held by the school or by Clackmannanshire Council is protected by the Data Protection Act.

For Further Information Contact

Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452499 / 450000

EMA Application Form