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Financial Help and Information

16 to 19 Student Bursary

Your Child may be entitled to receive a weekly bursary payment of up to £30*. The government has given money to local authorities, schools, colleges and other education and training providers to give to young people who need financial support to stay in education. This is called the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. The bursary is to help with food (unless you qualify for a free meal), transport, books, clothing and equipment for your course.

*Dependent on individual circumstances and successful submission of application.

Getting 16 to 19 Bursary Fund payments does not affect your entitlement to Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) income-related benefits. 16 to 19 bursaries are paid directly to students in addition to other means-tested benefits paid to families, such as Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit and does not affect them.

Proof of evidence will be required to support the bursary application and may include taking account of household income as evidenced by receipt of benefit and or/P60, Tax Credit Award Notice or evidence of self-employment income.