Who can apply for the 16-18 Bursary?
If you fall into one of the following categories, you will be eligible to apply for support from the 16-18 Bursary:
Household income less than £32,300?
A young person
Living independently and in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit because you are financially supporting yourself or financially supporting yourself and someone who is dependent on you and living with you, such as a child or partner.
In receipt of Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit AND Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your own right.
- In care or leaving care.
If you are eligible, what will you receive?
The support that you will be offered is specific to your household income.
If you have a household income of up to £25,000, you could receive the following support:
FREE travel support (if you live 2 miles away from campus)
FREE meal entitlement (£4 per timetabled day)
FREE equipment and trips (equipment will need to be returned on completion of your course)
If you have a household income of between £25,001 - £32,300, you could receive the following support:
FREE travel support (if you live 3 miles away from campus)
FREE meal entitlement
FREE equipment and trips
How to apply
To apply, download and complete this application form. Once you have FULLY ENROLLED (this means that you have your signed learning agreement, lanyard and student ID card), there are two ways you can submit your application to us for assessment:
1. In Person
If you would like help with your bursary form, please come to the Student Services Reception in Armstrong House and ask to speak to someone on assessments.
Please read the following before you drop in:
- You must be FULLY ENROLLED before your bursary can be assessed. This means that you have been given your learning agreement and student ID card and lanyard.
- Please make sure that you have completed your form correctly and have all of the necessary evidence with you before you attend. If you do not have all of the evidence required at the time, you will be asked to return with it.
- Any photocopies of evidence must be clear and contain all pages of the document. We will be able to photocopy original documents where needed. We cannot accept printed screenshots as evidence.
2. Drop & Go
If you are confident that you have completed your form correctly and have provided photocopies of all evidence needed – please do not enclose screenshots, you can hand in your application to the Student Services Reception, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus. Photocopies must be clear and contain all pages of the document. Any missing evidence or incomplete forms will result in a delay to your application being processed. You will be provided with a receipt via email when you hand in the form and we will keep you updated on its progress by email or post. Please note that if you qualify for the meal allowance, you will need to return to Student Services to have your finger prints taken once your application has been assessed.