The 16-19 Bursary Fund has two elements:
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.