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16 - 19 Bursary Fund

A bursary is money that you, your education or training provider can use to help to pay for clothing, books, other equipment for your course, transport and lunch on the day that you train.

There are two types of 16 - 19 Bursary.

Vulnerable student bursary

You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies:

  • you’re in or recently left local authority care
  • you get Income Support (or Universal Credit in place of Income Support) in your name
  • you’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) (or Universal Credit in place of ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name

You may get the full amount if you have expenses and study full-time on a course of at least 30 weeks. You’ll usually get less, or no bursary, if your course is shorter, you study part time or have few expenses.

Discretionary bursary

You could get a discretionary bursary if you need financial help but don’t qualify for a vulnerable student bursary. Your education or training provider decides how much you get and what it’s used for.

You must be:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
  • studying at school or college, or on an unpaid training course

Please visit the 16-19 Bursary Fund page on the Gov.uk website for more information. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
16-19 Bursary Fund
Website
16-19 Bursary

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