The 16-19 Bursary Fund is made available from the government through its funding body, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and provides assistance to students whose access to, or completion of education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a limited fund and the Academy will prioritise allocation. There will be three category groups, categorised as high, medium and low. If your annual household income is 25,000 pounds or under, you should submit an application at the start of each term.
Who is eligible to apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund
Students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
Students aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age on 31 August 2019 who are in care, are leaving care, are in direct receipt of Income Support or are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
Students who have been in care, on probation, are young parents or are otherwise considered at risk.
Students who are economically or socially disadvantaged and at risk of not taking up or continuing in their education. This group includes students with physical or other disabilities, medical conditions and/or learning difficulties.
Refugees (who will have access to16–19 Bursary Funding if they are in receipt of supportive evidence from DWP).