Financial Support

Financial Support

The 16-19 Bursary Fund has been set up by the government in order to meet the needs of those in post-16 studies. If you receive the bursary, you can use the money to pay for things such as:

  • Clothing, books and other equipment
  • Transport to college
  • Food and drink

There are two levels of Bursary, the Discretionary award and the Vulnerable Bursary. To qualify for the Discretionary bursary, your household income must be less than a set amount; payment is linked to attendance and behaviour.

The Vulnerable Bursary is for students who are in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit, a Care Leaver, in the care of the local authority or in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Personal Independence Payments.

For full details of how to apply please see the Enrolment booklet.

For further information about this government scheme, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund