The 16-19 Bursary Fund has two elements:
* Guaranteed award for vulnerable Learners: Young People in Care, Care Leavers, and Young People in receipt of a Universal Credit
payment and Disabled Young People in receipt of Employment Support allowance who are also in receipt of a Personal Independence
Payment will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1200 a year.
* Discretionary Awards targeted towards Young People facing financial barriers to participation, such as the cost of transport, meals,
books and equipment.
The most vulnerable Young People will be eligible for a bursary of at least £1200 (pro rata for courses lasting less than 30 weeks a year). The
payment method used for this bursary will be in monies paid into the young person’s bank account.
Written confirmation of the young person’s looked after status or evidence of receipt of the above benefits will be needed to support the
payment of a Guaranteed Award.
Due to the limits placed on budgets, in order to have the greatest impact on learners, Discretionary Awards should be targeted at those who are
facing the greatest financial hardship.
Priority Group 1 and 2 students. We will aim to meet all transport costs for students in these categories (FSM and household incomes of
£16,000 or less) as a funding priority. This is dependent on having adequate Bursary funds allocated to the school to cover all transport costs.
If transport costs for students who meet our eligibility criteria exceed the Bursary budget allocation, we will undertake to pay a proportion of
transport costs for these students.
For further details please see the full document that can be downloaded below.