Post 16 Bursary

WHAT IS THE BURSARY FUND? 

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support young people who face the greatest financial barriers to participation in education and training. The fund is split into 2 parts: – 

1 – VULNERABLE BURSARY 

A Vulnerable Bursary is available to all learners who fall into one of the vulnerable groups identified below and are eligible to receive £1,200 a year: 

Young people in care 

Care leavers 

Young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit 

Young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments. 

2 – DISCRETIONARY BURSARY 

Garforth Academy will review each application on an individual case where the family’s household income falls below £25,000 per year. 

There is a limited amount of funding which may mean that we cannot support every application. Priority will be given to those students with the lowest household incomes and / or with the highest demonstrated need. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY? 

To be eligible to apply for the fund, learners must: 

Be aged under 19 years of age on 31 August 2022 

  • Where a young person turns 19 during their programme of study, they can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner. 

Be enrolled on a government funded course 

Meet the financial criteria – have a household income of less than £25,000 per annum. 

HOW DO I APPLY? 

Complete the 16-19 Bursary Fund application form below. More details can be found in the policy document below 

Come and see the 6th Form Admin Team with any queries or for help to apply