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"The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16 to 19 who face barriers to staying in education. it is available to all 16-19 year olds studying in school/academy sixth forms, colleges and training providers in England. There are two types of bursary available.'

  • Bursaries of £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable young people; and
  • Discretionary bursaries based on individual need, such as help with the costs of travel, equipment or meals.

There are 2 types of Bursary available:

Discretionary Bursary - Students may be entitled to help if their parents/guardians are in receipt of certain state benefits and the household income for the past tax year must be less than £18,000.

Guaranteed Bursary - If you are a student and have been in care, are a care leaver, in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit or Employment Support and Disability Living Allowance, you will be eligible for assistance from a central Bursary fund. A letter will be required from your Social Worker or an official letter from DWP if you are in receipt of your own Income Support.

The Bursary is awarded to help with essential costs in connection with your education at the College. These funds are entirely dependent on Government funding and the College criteria will be determined once we receive our allocation. Application forms will be available from the help desk and main reception during Fresher’s week and students can come to Finance with any queries they may have. Should parents wish to discuss the Bursary please contact: or on 01708 514424.