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16-19 Bursary Fund

Young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the 16-19 Bursary.

Those most in need will be eligible for a bursary of up to £1200 a year. This includes young people in care, care leavers, those in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own right.

Also, those in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living or Personal Independence payments in their own right. Other students facing financial difficulties may also be able to claim for a bursary to help with the costs of transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs. This may be awarded at the discretion of the school, college or training provider. Schools, colleges and training providers will be responsible for awarding bursaries to students. They will also decide when bursaries are paid, and will set the conditions that students should meet to receive a bursary.

You have to apply directly to your school, college or training provider for a bursary. In most cases they decide on the amount you are eligible to receive, when it is paid and what conditions they attach. Our application form can be found below.

If you think you may be eligible for a bursary, then it is wise to ensure that you have opened your own bank account. Your school, college or training provider may consider eligibility for Free Schools Meals when considering applications for funding. You can find out more about your eligibility for Free School Meals from the Gloucestershire County Council Website.

16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form