Vulnerable Bursary

The Vulnerable Bursary is a grant of up to £1,200 for students who may have difficulties in completing their course because of financial considerations. To be eligible for financial assistance from the Vulnerable Bursary you must be an enrolled student as defined by the College. Please ensure you have downloaded, saved and understood the 2023-24 Declaration for Financial Assistance before applying. 

2023-24 Declaration


The defined vulnerable groups are students who are: 


Each application will be individually assessed. Students who meet the criteria for the Vulnerable Bursary will not automatically be entitled to the whole £1,200 grant if they do not have financial needs and/or their financial needs are covered from other sources. Support will be offered towards travel passes and course costs/materials. Payments will not be paid to assist with living costs. 

If a student who has received financial assistance leaves before the completion of their course, they will be required to repay all or part of their grant. 


You will be required to download and save documents as PDFs or photocopy/scan letters and email the evidence as PDF documents. Please visit the Bursary Fund page for assistance on scanning evidence. 

Benefits must be paid to you directly not to your parents/carers. 


  1. Email with your supporting evidence and request an online application for the Vulnerable Bursary.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Once both evidence and online application form has been received, you will be emailed with further information. Please check your email's spam/clutter folder. 
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