16 - 19 Bursary Fund
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. It could help you with any education-related costs that may arise during the school year, including essentials like a meal during the day or transport to your school, college or training provider. Alternatively you might need extra help to buy additional books, clothing or equipment for your course, or to pay for educational visits.
To apply for a bursary, you must be aged between 16 and 19 and in full-time or part-time further education or training.
There are two types of bursaries:
You could receive up to £1,200 if you are:
- you are in or recently left local authority care;
- you receive Income Support or Universal Credit because you are financially supporting yourself;
- you receive Disability Living Allowance in your own name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit;
- you receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either ESA or Universal Credit.
You can apply for a discretionary bursary if you aren’t eligible for a vulnerable bursary but you need financial help to stay on in a school, college or training provider. Your school will decide who receives a discretionary bursary, how much they get, and what it can be used for.
The School has produced further information for students and parents, including the eligibility criteria for the academic year 2023-24 and how to apply - please see attachments below.
To Apply, please CLICK HERE and fill out the application form.
16-19 Bursary Fund, Funding Guidance for Young People 2023 to 2024 and 16-19 Bursary Fund guide: 2023 to 2024 academic year provide further information about the Fund.