Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be available after the June 2021 half-term.
The Vulnerable Bursary is a £1200 grant 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. The defined vulnerable groups are students who are:
receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right
Applicants will be required to show proof of current benefit payments. For students in care or who are a care leaver, written confirmation of the applicant's current status will be required from the relevant local authority.
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.