Financial Support

16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support young people who face financial barriers to continuing in education post 16. The fund has two elements:

  •  Financial support for the most vulnerable learners, i.e. young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living allowance. These students will receive a bursary of £1,200 per year.
  • A discretionary fund to help young people from families in receipt of a means tested benefit to meet the costs related to participation, e.g. meals whilst attending college, transport, books and equipment and other course related costs.

Bursary payments will be subject to satisfactory attendance. Details of eligibility criteria and application forms will be available at enrollment.


Students may be eligible for support for childcare costs from the Care to Learn Fund. Application forms are available from College.

College Hardship Fund

A limited welfare fund is available to assist individual students with small payments during emergencies and times of crisis.