Employ My Ability (EMA) receive a small budget from the Government for financial bursaries each academic year. These bursaries can help with the cost towards traveling to and from EMA, course equipment, college activities. This financial support helps students in completing their courses.

EMA also receives money from the Government to support eligible students with free meals whilst at college.

The funding we receive from the Government is not set and changes from year to year depending on what they have available to spend.

All applications are on a first come first served basis and can be submitted each term.

Please click the link below to read our full guide on discretional bursaries and free meals which includes information on how to apply.

Student Financial Support 2023-2024 Guide

The application form can be downloaded here:

Bursary request application form

If you have any further questions, please direct them to