Bursaries & Financial Support
We understand that Further Education may involve some extra expense. There are a number of ways to access help with these costs.
- Ensure that your family is accessing all the state benefits they are entitled to, including Child Benefit and Children’s Tax credit.
- Check with your Local Authority to see if they will assist with travel costs (now mainly aimed at students with special needs).
- Check if there is help available from local charities or trust funds.
- Apply to our College Bursary Fund (see below).
For students aged 16-18 who are care leavers or in care, or claiming income support or registered disabled AND in receipt of either ESA & DLA or PIP & Universal Credit.
See page 3 of the Bursary application for full details of eligibility.
Please complete pages 1, 2, 3 and 7 of the Bursary application form
For students who are aged 16-18 on 31/08/2017 (or 19 on 31/08/2017 and either have an EHCP or are continuing onto the 2nd year of 2 year course) and live with a family whose income is less than £21,000 p.a.
The bursary will pay for essential course costs and contribute up to 50% towards the cost of a travel pass ordered through the College.
See page 4 of the Bursary application for full details of eligibility.
Please complete pages 1, 2, 4, and 7 of the application form.
Free College Meals
For students who meet the National Free College Meals criteria. See page 5 of the Bursary application form for full details of eligibility.
Please complete pages 1, 2, 5 and 7 of the Bursary application form.
For students aged 19+ on 31/08/2017 with an income of less than £30,000 p.a. The bursary will contribute towards the cost of travel to College and childcare.
See page 6 of the Bursary application for full details of eligibility.
Please complete pages 1, 2, 6 and 7.
For full information regarding National Guidance and eligibility for these awards please see:
Grants and Bursaries for Adult Learners https://www.gov.uk/grant-bursary-adult-learners
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.