16-19 Bursary Fund



16-19 Bursary Fund

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund

The Post-16 Bursary is a fund made available for young people to support them staying within education. Funds can be used by the students for course materials, books, costs of transport, educational visits, food or other essential items to help them successfully complete their programme of study.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund has two types of allocation:

  • a) The Guaranteed Bursary provides a payment of £1,200 to students who fall into certain specific categories.
  • b) The Discretionary 16-19 Bursary which is distributed to other students in financial need, the amount of applications and funding dictate the level of funding issued.
  • The Guaranteed Bursary

    The EFA has stated that the Fund is aimed at supporting the most vulnerable students. In order to obtain the guaranteed 16-19 Bursary Fund a student must be on a full time programme of study and must fulfil one of the 4 categories below:-

  • a) student is in care;
  • b) student has recently left care;
  • c) young people in receipt of income support, or universal credit in students name;
  • d) young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance.

    Discretionary Bursary

    Funding is provided to students that have a:-

  • a) Responsible carers in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit
  • b) Responsible carers in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (or Universal Credit in place of ESA) & Disability Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments).
  • Funding is adjusted to reflect attendance, where attendance below 75% no allocation will be provided. Where attendance is between 75% and 95% the allocation is pro-rated to reflect attendance. Two allocations will be made, the first by the end of January and the second in the first week of the summer term. The level of allocations will be confirmed once the application deadline of the 23rd January has passed.

    Last updated: Friday, October 02, 2015Print the Eckington School 16-19 Bursary Fund page

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