16-19 BURSARY FUND

Our Sixth Form Colleges are in receipt of government funding to support young people who need financial assistance to enable them to complete their Post 16 Education. The Sixth Form Bursary Fund is available to students subject to meeting eligibility criteria. There are two Bursary awards available:

VULNERABLE BURSARY

AIM: To help vulnerable students overcome financial barriers in relation to their Sixth Form education.

AWARD AVAILABLE: Up to £30 per week, term-time only (maximum £1,200) paid directly into the student’s bank account.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Young person is in care or is a care leaver or
  • Young Person is in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit or
  • Young Person is in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payment) and Employment Support Allowance (or Universal Credit).
  • Young person does not have their financial needs met in relation to education by another organisation or person*

* Where a young person has other support to meet their needs, the Vulnerable Bursary will only to available if there are additional relevant costs. Depending on need, the weekly amount may be reduced.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:

  • Be a student enrolled with us studying a minimum of 16 guided learning hours per week
  • Be at least 16 years old but under 19 on 31 August 2019
  • Meet all Learning Agreement expectations including 95% overall attendance**

**Consideration will be given to individual student circumstances.

DISCRETIONARY BURSARY

AIM: To help students overcome individual financial barriers in relation to their education in the Sixth Form. Support is available for free school meals, educational resources (e.g. books, equipment), transport to/from Sixth Form and university open day/summer school expenses.

AWARD AVAILABLE: Awards are made based on the household income with the aim to support eligible students throughout the academic year.

Household Income

Students who have a total household income of up to £30,000 will be eligible for a discretionary bursary. In addition, those with a household income £16,190 or less and who meet the eligibility criteria will also be eligible for free school meals.

Eligible students will submit a resources/expenses claim form as and when required. Where applicable payment will be in-kind. Any re-imbursement will be paid directly into the student’s bank account.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Young person’s household has a total income of less than £30,000.

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:

  • Be a student enrolled with us studying a minimum of 16 guided learning hours per week
  • Be at least 16 years old but under 19 on 31 August 2019
  • Meet all Learning Agreement expectations including 95% overall attendance***

***Consideration will be given to individual student circumstances.

RETURNING STUDENTS

If you are a returning student and received a Bursary Award last year you will need to apply again for this academic year. 

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms are available from your Sixth Form

Student Services Manager.