What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
The fund is made available from the government through its funding body - the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for 16-18 year olds - to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. The funding is intended to help students to meet the cost of travel, books and equipment or other expenses.
Who is eligible to apply for 16-19 Bursary Funding?
Students following government funded full time or part-time courses, who are aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age on 31/08/18, who satisfy one or more of the following criteria:
- Students 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 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.
- Students who have been in care, on probation, are young parents or are otherwise considered at risk.
- Asylum seekers
- Refugees (who will have access to 16-19 Bursary Funding if they are in receipt of supportive evidence from DWP).
- Lone parents
For more information and to apply for the bursary fund, please download the Brook Learning Trust 16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form below: