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Below you will find helpful information on financial support you or your family may be eligible to receive:

Service Name Contact Details

Caerphilly Cares (Single Point of Contact for Support)
Call: 01443 811490

Free School Meals
School Essential Grants


Telephone CCBC Catering Support Team: 01443 864055

School Travel Pass

Rhymney Food Bank
01443 811490.

Caerphilly Early Years & Childcare Service

Caerphilly CBC - Financial Support

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) - Crisis or Emergency Only

Benefits eligibility calculator

Grants search

EMA (Y12/13/Further Education)

Higher Education Student Finance

Further Education Transport Costs

At College: contact your college


At Sixth Form: contact your local authority

Council Tenants - Struggling to pay rent and other bills?

Universal Credit

Child benefits


Child maintenance

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

Disabled Facilities Grants

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Healthy Start

Maternity / Paternity

Bereavement Support Payment

Energy costs