16 - 19 Bursary
The Government has set aside some money for Schools, Colleges, Training Providers and Local Authorities to allocate to young people who need financial support to stay on in further education or training. This is called the 16-19 Bursary Fund.
This fund could help you with education-related costs that may arise during the school year, including essentials like a meal during the day or transport to the Academy. It might also provide you with extra help to buy books, clothing or equipment for your course, or pay for educational visits.
Each School, College or Training Provider receives an individual allocation of these funds for the academic year from the EFA. Once these funds have been awarded to eligible students there is no guarantee that further monies will be available to support learners who subsequently submit an application
Students can apply if they are in one of the following groups:
- Young people in care
- Care leavers
- Young people claiming Income Support
- Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support – Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
- Young people in receipt of free school meals
- Young people whose household income is below £20,817 per annum
- Young people who have been affected by a sudden, exceptional change in financial circumstances
The funds could be used for course related costs ie:
- Exam fees
The bursary payments are paid directly into the student’s bank account provided they meet certain attendance and behaviour criteria:
- Following a programme of study that consists of a minimum of 12 guided learning hours
- Have 100% authorised attendance
- Meet the required standard of behaviour and effort
Please click on the below documents for more information and an application form.