The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a government scheme which is designed to help young people who may be facing hardship to remain in full time education.
All Saints Sixth Form College will provided financial support in the following ways:
- A full guaranteed bursary of up to £1200 per academic year is offered to any student who is most in need of financial support. This includes young people in local authority care, young people who live independently having left Local Authority Care, young people receiving Income Support, or those in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance.
- A Discretionary Bursary is available to students whose families are in receipt of Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance. Evidence must be provided to show that household income in the previous tax year fell below the figure set by All Saints Sixth Form College.
- A grant to support a student’s education is available to cover educational costs for specialist equipment and educational visits throughout the academic year. Students may apply if they qualify for the Discretionary Bursary, but their income is above the figure set by the college. Distribution of these funds will be considered on an individual basis and funds available.
- To apply for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, students should collect and complete an application form from the Sixth Form College office.