There are two types of 16 – 19 Bursary

Guaranteed Bursary

You may be eligible for a Guaranteed Bursary of up to £1,200 a year, plus travel and meals. If you are applying for Guaranteed Financial Support, you must have evidence of one or more of the qualifying elements below:

  • in care or a care leaver or
  • a young person receiving income support or Universal Credit (e.g. young parents, young people living independently) or
  • a young person receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments

You can apply for the Guaranteed Bursary throughout the academic year; however, the funds will be allocated pro-rata.

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There are two types of 16 – 19 Bursary

Income-Assessed Bursary Support

College will provide an income-assessed Bursary for students whose Parents/Guardians household income is below £30,000 or you meet the Free Meals criteria.

To be eligible for free meals the Government threshold for entitlement remains at £16,190.

If the household income is £32,000 or below the college may be able to provide support, but this depends on the availability of funding.

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Free School Meal Criteria

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guarantee Pension Credits
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with net earnings no more than £7,400
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
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