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16-19 Bursary Fund

What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?

The College receives money from the Education & Skills Funding Agency to help students with the cost of studying. The fund is available to students who have lived in the UK or the EU for the past 3 years at least. There are two types of bursary available to young people, a Vulnerable Bursary and Discretionary Bursary. 

More information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund
 

Vulnerable Bursary

If you fall into one of the following categories, then you fall into the higher priority group and will receive a Vulnerable Bursary of £1,200 per year to help with the cost of studying:
* You are in or recently left local authority care
* You get Income Support or Universal Credit in your own name
* You get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in your own name and either Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
* You get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in your name and either Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit 

The College will require original evidence from external agencies, key worker/social worker or evidence of a benefit in your own name.

PLEASE EMAIL studentservices@woodhouse.ac.uk FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 16-19 VULNERABLE BURSARY.

 

Discretionary Bursary

If you live at home with your parent(s) or carer(s) who receive benefits and have a total yearly income of under £16,190 you fall into the lower priority group and MAY be eligible for financial help from the Discretionary Fund. 

You may also get help from the Discretionary Bursary Fund if you are a young carer, or have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Please email studentservices@woodhouse.ac.uk to find out how to access this help.

 
How can I apply for the Bursary Fund?


Application packs are available from the Attendance Office or from the College website. 

Completed application forms, the original Tax Credit Award Notice (showing the household income for 2017/18) and any other supporting evidence need to be submitted to the Attendance Office as soon as possible.

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS MUST BRING IN A PASSPORT OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS PROOF OF STATUS.

If you are unsure about the application process or the documents needed to support an application, please see a member of the Attendance team.


Closing date for 16-19 Bursary applications is 28th SEPTEMBER 2018.

Applications should ideally be submitted as early as possible.

A small percentage of the Fund will be held back for emergency payments to students whose circumstances change mid-year causing them financial hardship.


Successful applicants


Payments are issued by BACS half-termly, in arrears, depending on attendance, behaviour and progress on the course. STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN BANK ACCOUNT in order to receive payments.
N.B. Savings Accounts cannot be accepted.

 

Unsuccessful applicants

If your application is unsuccessful there is an Appeals process and you will receive a letter from Student Services with guidance on how to appeal.

 
Downloadable 16-19 Bursary Fund application form:  ">