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:
- in or have recently left local authority care;
- disabled and you get Income Support in your own name;
- disabled and you get Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name;
- disabled and you get Universal Credit in your name in place of Income Support or ESA.
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, college or training provider 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 2017-18 and how to apply:
- Information for students
- Information for parents/guardians/carers
- Langley Grammar School 16-19 Bursary Fund Policy
- 16-19 Bursary Fund application form
Please note that the next application process will open in mid-September 2016, and the application form will be made available online at that time.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund: Advice for young people provides further information about the Fund.