Student Bursary Fund
16-19 Student Bursary Fund 2021/2022
The 16-19 bursary is designed to help students who are experiencing financial difficulty in accessing or completing their course. Funds can be provided to help towards the cost of travel, meals, books, equipment and essential materials needed for your courses. You must be under 19 on the 31 August 2021.
There are various financial support funds available: –
16-19 Vulnerable Bursary / Priority 1 / Criteria
A student may qualify if the following applies to them:-
- In care
- Care Leaver
- Receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner.
- Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
16-19 Discretionary Bursary / Priority 2 / Criteria
A student may qualify if the following applies to their household:-
Documentation, which clearly states that you were eligible for free school meals during your year 11/ GCSE year (2020/2021) or that your household income is below £16,190.
Your application will be means tested and there are four main types of income evidence for the tax year 2020/21 and you will need to provide evidence of;
- Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602): this is a document detailing entitlement to Working Tax Credits or Child Tax Credits. The income figure required is shown as ‘Total Income for the year from 6th April 2020 to 5th April 2021
- P60 for the tax year 2020/21: this is a statement of earnings from an employer and the income will be shown as either; total pay for year, total income received or gross Income
- Entitlement or Award letter showing evidence of benefits received
- Self-assessment tax calculation form (SA302): this form is sent by the Inland Revenue to self-employed people and is the equivalent of the P60.The income will be shown under ‘Total Income’
16-19 Discretionary Bursary / Priority 3 / Criteria
Students who are not already classified as Priority 1 or 2 who have a financial difficulty and a short term, specific educational or independent living cost, which they cannot meet, for example; cost of transport. This applies to students whose household income is between £16,190 and £24,000.
Appropriate evidence (see priority 2) is required to show the student is experiencing financial problems while being a student at Greenhead College.
16-19 Meals Bursary / Criteria
To qualify for the Meals Bursary the following applies to household benefits:-
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Guarantee Pension Credits
- Income related Employment & Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Universal Credit with net earnings no more than £7,400
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
Care to Learn – Childcare
Care to Learn can help you with childcare costs while you study.
Students may be eligible for support for childcare costs through the Care to Learn scheme and could receive up to £160 per week for each child.
Students are entitled to help if:
- They are under the age of 20 and have a young child
- Are studying at college
- Have an Ofsted registered child Carer
Further information on Care to Learn is available from:
Tel: 0800 121 8989
Web site: https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
To apply you must…
- Be enrolled on a full time programme of study at Greenhead College
- Be under 19 years of age on 31st August 2021
- Satisfy residency criteria
- Have a bank account in student’s own name in order to receive payment.
To apply you will need to complete an online application through the college website and upload all required evidence to support your application.
- Applications open 31st August 2021 for students who are already enrolled at Greenhead College
- Applications open 6th September 2021 for students who are new to Greenhead College 2021/2022 and that have fully enrolled.
· Application deadline is Friday 1st October 2021.
Completed applications received after 1st October 2021 will be considered (if approved) late applications will not be backdated to 6th September 2021.
- No application forms will be accepted without the correct evidence supplied and the application form fully completed
- No applications will be assessed until the students is fully enrolled at Greenhead College
- Students must apply for the Bursary each academic year
How to apply for 16-19 Student Bursary 2021/2022
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If you require any help or advice on making a bursary application, please contact Jenny Mumford-Lloyd at email@example.com
You must have enrolled at Greenhead College before you apply. Once enrolled you will receive a College Microsoft Account.Please log in via the link at the bottom of this page and start your application for 2021/2022
2020/2021 Bursary Student
If you received a bursary award in 2020/21 and are re-applying, please log in to your College Microsoft Account via the link at the bottom of this page and start your application for 2021/2022.
2020/2021 Greenhead Student (not bursary)
If you were a Greenhead College Student 2020/21 but not a bursary student, you can apply for bursary 2021/2021 if you qualify.Please log in to your College Microsoft Account via the link at the bottom of this page and start your application for 2021/2022.
College will determine the amount of bursary awarded depending on individual need, number of applications and funds available.
When your application has been assessed, you will be advised of the outcome in writing, along with details of how the payments will be made if your application is approved.
The college understands that circumstances may change throughout the year, any applications received after the deadline will be considered. Please note 16-19 Bursary Funding is limited. When available funds have been allocated, the scheme will be closed to applications.
If you have any queries regarding the Student Bursary Fund or application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.