Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Supporting People budget protected
The Supporting People budget for local authorities in 2017-18 has been protected at the same level as this year.
- First Minister celebrates the inspiring winners of the 2017 St David Awards
- Welsh Government confirms commitment to £1bn of innovative investment in infrastructure
- Supporting People budget protected
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Courses starting before September 2018
You can apply online (external link) through Student Finance Wales.
Courses starting on or after September 2018
There are changes planned for full and part-time students starting an undergraduate course. Further changes for postgraduate students are planned for September 2019.
These changes are based on the recommendations from the Diamond review and could affect the student finance support you are eligible for.
Living costs support recommendations
All eligible students will receive £1,000 a year. Find out more about eligibility criteria (external link).
Students may also be eligible for an additional means-tested maintenance grant. The grant amount will be based on household income, with the highest level of support going to those most in need.
Students who do not receive a full grant will also be able to apply for a maintenance loan for an amount up to the difference between their grant award and the maximum level of maintenance support (grant plus loan).
The maximum level of maintenance support (grant plus loan) available will be:
- £9,000 for students living away from home and outside London
- £11,250 for students living away from home and in London
- £7,650 for students living at home.
The support for a student living away from home (outside London) will be equivalent to the national living wage (external link), based on 37.5 hours per week over a 30 week period.
Part-time students will receive a modified version of this support on a pro-rata basis.
Tuition fee support recommendations
Eligible students will receive a student loan to cover the full tuition fee. Repayments will only begin once graduates earn a salary above £21,000.