Bursary and Travel
The 16-19 Bursary Fund helps 16- to 19-year-olds continue in education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons. The payment they receive can help with books, trips and any other educational support. There are two options – bursaries of £1200 a year to the most vulnerable young people or £780 from the discretionary fund for schools, colleges, academies, training providers and local authorities (providers) to distribute.
Young people defined in the vulnerable groups are made up of children in care, care leavers, family income of less than £16190, those on income support and those in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
If a student is in receipt of the educational bursary, their attendance and punctuality will have an impact on their weekly payment. If they arrive late twice in a week to a lesson or registration this will result in a nil payment. Also, any unauthorised absence or absence that has not been agreed in advance will result in a nil payment. However, individual cases will always be taken into consideration.
How to Obtain an Application Pack
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is administered by providers. An application form can be obtained below or from Mrs Clayton on Student Reception