If you are a full-time student, aged 16-19 or 19+ with an Educational Health Care Plan, you may be eligible to apply for help to cover college costs associated with;

  • travel
  • meals
  • books
  • equipment
  • uniforms


Types of Bursary:

Vulnerable Bursary

To apply for Vulnerable Bursary you must be over 16 but under 19 on the 31/8/2021 and you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Are you in Local Authority care, a care leaver or living with foster parents?
  • Are you in receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit?
  • Are you in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance?
  • Are you in receipt of Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment?

The Vulnerable Bursary offers support towards Travel, Meals and additional expenses and is awarded on a needs led basis up to a maximum of £1200 per year.


Discretionary Bursary

Discretionary Bursary is awarded based on household Income and provides support towards travel, additional expenses and meals.

If you live in a household with a combined parental income of less than £22,000, you may be eligible for support. Any student awarded discretional bursary will also be entitled to Free School Meals.


Free School Meals

A daily allowance of £2.60 is available to any student who lives in a household where a parent/carer or student is in receipt of specific benefits.

For more information, please see Bursary Form or click here


When can I apply?

Bursaries are awarded subject to funding available therefore we recommend that you submit your application supported by relevant evidence as soon as you receive your starter pack.

For more information, please contact 01942 877715