The 16-19 Bursary Fund is money given to local authorities, schools, colleges and other education and training providers (institutions) to give to disadvantaged learners.  Its purpose is to provide financial support to help learners overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.

Bursaries should be sufficient to help learners to meet the costs related to coming to school, for example, transport, books, equipment, field trips and other course related costs.

Who is elegible?

  • Young People in care.
  • Disabled young people who are in full time education and in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
  • Please note, that learners claiming because they get DLA (or PIP) must also be claiming ESA as well. These two benefits MUST be in combination.

If you believe your young person may be eligible for this funding please could you complete the attached ‘Application Form – Consideration of funds from the 16-19 Bursary Fund 2016-17’.   Please could your supporting evidence for your application be handed in to the School Secretary or emailed to [email protected].

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Bursary Funding Application Form