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Benefits and Grants

Get help from the Council and other organisations.

Community Grants

Information on Community Grants.

Council Tax Reduction

Apply to see whether your Council Tax bill can be reduced based on a low income or if you are claiming Benefits.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Extra help when you are finding it hard to pay your rent

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Find out if you are eligible for an income-assessed weekly allowance to help with the cost of further education.

Apply for Free School Meals/Schools Essential Grant (clothing grant).

Find out if you can apply for Free School Meals/Schools Essential Grant (clothing grant).

Houses to Homes

Help for Owners of empty properties.

Housing Benefit

Housing benefit provides help with paying rent if you are on a low income.

Student Awards

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council no longer deals with Student Finance.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Information about the Winter Fuel Support Scheme and how to apply.

Cost of Living Support Payment

Most recent information from Welsh Government

Support Payment for Unpaid Carers

£500 payment for unpaid Carers