THIS WEBPAGE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED 05.06.23
16-19 DISCRETIONARY BURSARY FUND 2023-24:
A student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2023 to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.
Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023-24 ACADEMIC YEAR ARE NOW AVAILABLE
For financial assistance towards transport, trips and books/equipment please apply via the Travel Bursary. To apply for food credits please apply via the Free School Meals page. For further information on the Vulnerable Bursary (formally Guaranteed Bursary) please visit the Vulnerable Bursary page.
ONCE APPLICATIONS AND EVIDENCE HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED, PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 20 WORKING DAYS TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS. A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL BE IN TOUCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WITH FURTHER INFORMATION.
For the 2023-24 academic year, applications for bursaries will be online forms. Once the online application form has been completed the accompanying evidence must be emailed to email@example.com. Evidence must be downloaded as PDF documents, for example if the accompanying evidence is Universal Credit statements, you must log into your account and download the three most recent statements and save them as PDFs. We cannot accept screenshot details.
Evidence which cannot be downloaded in the form of a PDF will need to be CLEARLY scanned and then emailed in the form of a PDF. We CANNOT accept photographs of the evidence or for the files to be saved as JPEGs or other imagery file types.
PDFs must be saved as the name of the document (e.g. Universal Credit) and the page number(s). All documents must be attached to one email, please do not send multiple emails with attachments. The email subject must be the student's full name and identifying the type of bursary that is being applied for. In the main text of the email please also confirm the students full name, date of birth, and type of bursary also.
Please see image below as an example.
If you do not have access to a printer/copier please try the below options:
- Open notes app
- Create new note
- Click on camera and select Scan Documents
- Crop image so that all of the document is clear and visible
- Add further documents by repeating steps 3 -5.
- Export PDFs via email
- Open Google Drive
- Create new
- Scan document
- Click OK
- Save document
6. Export PDFs via email
For devices that do not have built in scanning options please download a scanning app e.g. Simple Scanner.
EDUCATION HEALTH AND CARE PLAN STUDENTS (EHCP) STUDENTS
Students should apply for transport assistance through their local county council, please send copies of the official letters to Student Services so we can help assist with transport for the 2022-23 academic year. Please see our Transport page for more information on college-run coaches and public transport.