Financial Support in Brigg Sixth Form
Financial Support in the Brigg Sixth Form
The 16-19 Bursary Fund
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is there to help our sixth form students who face difficult circumstances or who have particular needs and those who are eligible may apply for a bursary of up to £1,200.
Students who are eligible to be considered for the Bursary Fund include those in the following groups:
- Students who receive Income Support or Universal Credits;
- Students in care;
- Care leavers (ie: young people aged 18-21 who have been looked after for 13 weeks or more since the age of 14 or young people who cease to be looked after or accommodated);
- Disabled students in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.
To be eligible to receive a bursary, students must also be aged over 16 and under 19 on the 31st August in an academic year in which they start their programme of study and they must satisfy EFA residency criteria. All funding will be dependent upon students demonstrating regular attendance, adhering to the college expectations and making reasonable progress in their chosen courses. Those on low incomes will need to produce evidence of their financial situation.
The Discretionary Fund for Vulnerable Students
Students who are ineligible for the bursary, but who nevertheless still require financial support, may apply for an award from a separate Discretionary Fund. The Discretionary Fund can help with things such as transport costs, the purchase of books and equipment, examination resit fees, the cost of school meals and curriculum-based trips and visits.
If any student wishes to apply for financial support, they simply need to request and submit an application form. All evidence provided will be treated as confidential.
Support with Transport Costs
Students attending the Brigg Sixth Form from the local authority area and who live more than two miles away are eligible for either a free bus pass (using school transport) if there is a place available, or an annual travel grant. The travel grant is currently worth £405 and is paid in three termly instalments. It can be used towards bus fares on service buses or to help with other forms of transport, for example petrol costs for those who have their own cars.