What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
The16-19 Bursary Fund, which is a scheme to help young people facing financial hardship to stay on in full time education. The scheme made up of two parts:-
Those most in need will be eligible for a Bursary of approximately £1,200 a year. This group includes young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
Other students who need financial support to help them stay in education may be able to apply for a Bursary to help with the costs of transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs.
As a general guideline, pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) should apply for the Minor Bursary.
Additional information can be accessed at www.direct.gov.uk/16-19bursary