Bursary Forms

*Bursary’s are only available for students enrolled onto our Study Programme*

The 16-19 Bursary fund is money the college receives from the Government every year to help students in financial hardship with additional costs whilst studying. The bursary will be divided into two; a discretionary bursary for eligible young people and a vulnerable bursary to students who are recognised as vulnerable young individuals.

16 – 19 Discretionary Bursary 

Who can apply?

  • Learners must be 16 – 18 years of age at the start of their course
  • On a family gross income of £16,190 or less or parents/carers in receipt of means tested benefits
  • Eligible publicly funded full time (12GLH) course upo to level 3
  • Residency – classified as a Home Student status
  • Young person on non-Apprenticeship programme or an access to Apprenticeship pathway (young people on waged apprenticeship programmes are not eligible)
  • Students who attend independent provision whose place is not publicly funded are nto eligible for support from the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund

Amount of Funding

Eligible students will receive £300.00 for the academic year made up of two payments in November 2016 and January 2017. The attendance rate required will be 90% or above.

16 – 19 Vulnerable Bursary

Who can apply?

In addition to the 16-19 Discretionary Bursary  eligibility criteria, students applying for the vulnerable Bursary would need to meet the following additional criteria:

  • In care (letter from Social Worker, Looked After Children (LAC) team to confirm status)
  • Care Leavers (letter from Social Worker, LAC team to confirm)
  • Young people in receipt of Income Support
  • Young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

Amount of payment 

Eligible students can receive up to £1200.00 per year made up of two payments per term resulting in six payments. The attendance rate required will be 90%.

Awards will be made on the basis of: 

  • Household income
  • Course type and duration
  • Eligibility for other funds

Evidence required

All learners applying for a Bursary must provide:

  • Proof of immigration status (passport, recent home office letter etc.)
  • Recent proof of income (benefit letter, pay slip, tax credit assessment, bank statement etc.) if not in receuipt of means-tested benefits, net income should not be more than £25,000.00 
  • UK Birth certificate or UK/EU Passports.

For the vulnerable bursary you must also provide:

  • If in Care – letter from Social Worker, Looked After Children (LAC) team to confirm status
  • If a Care Leavers – letter from Social Worker, LAC team to confirm
  • If a Young people in receipt of Income Support – letter form the benefits agency
  • Young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance – letter form the benefits agency

To find out more about Bursary Fund’s please contact our Sports Administrator, Ryan Chitson on 01276 681248 or via email at Ryan@knightsltd.co.uk