The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund supports the most financially disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds and those young people who most need help with the costs of staying in education.

Who can apply for a 16 to 19 Bursary Fund?

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund is distributed in 2 distinct ways:

Central allocation to eligible young people

A yearly bursary of up to £1,200 is available to young people in one of the four defined vulnerable groups:

  • young people in care
  • care leavers
  • those on Income Support or Universal Credit
  • disabled young people (in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payment).

Discretionary awards made by institutions

Educational institutions are also allocated funding from which they can make discretionary awards to young people. Discretionary awards are for any students who are facing genuine financial barriers to participating. Individual institutions determine eligibility criteria and the frequency and conditions of payments.

Further information for students can be found at

If you want to find out more please contact Miss Wilson or Miss Ball (Finance) on 01400 272422 or

Bursary Fund 2019/20 Statement

Bursary Fund 2019/20 Application Form

Bursary Fund Student FAQ