2023-2024 Application Form:
16-18 Bursary/Discretionary Financial Support
19+ Discretionary Learner Support
Laptop Loan Bursary
Please read the guidance notes carefully to ensure that you meet the
criteria and are eligible to apply for the fund, before completing
If applicable, you will need to upload document evidence for all members of the household mentioned in the form so please
ensure you have electronic copies of these ready before you begin. We estimate this form will take 15-30 minutes to complete.
For the bursary to commence at the beginning of the academic new year please submit this form by 7th July 2023.
Any application received after this date will not be assessed by the start of term. We ask any late applicants to be patient whilst we work through their forms at a very busy time in the academic year.
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The evidence you will need to provide us is listed below. Please take a photo or scan and click Browse
Your (parent(s)/carer(s)) are currently in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Income Support*
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit*
- Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Letter/email confirming entitlement to benefits from one of the following:
If this evidence is older than 3 months, please also provide a bank statement which shows a payment of
each benefit going in to your parent’s/carer’s bank account within the last 3 months
- Job Centre Plus
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Your Local Authority
- or Universal Credit payment showing breakdown (3 most recent monthly award statements pdf file)
||Child Tax Credit with a gross annual household income of less than £35,750 (income + CTC)
||A full copy of HMRC Tax Credit Award for the period 6 April 2023 to 5 April 2024 showing 2022/23 income
||In care or care leaver
||Social Worker letter
||Income under £45,000
||Additional supporting evidence if not mentioned above e.g., P60 or several wage slips for each employed member of household
Funding Available. Please tick as required. *
Food contribution (Refectory food card)
Free School Meals (if had previously)
Travel contribution (if over 3 miles from college, all tickets need to be presented)
Uniform, protective clothing, equipment, stationery, kits, print credit, DBS, trips etc.
Vulnerable Student Bursary - Bursary for young people in defined vulnerable groups of £1200 (10 months x £120)
Childcare costs for students over 20 on full time course funded by the FSA. Please also complete 20+Childcare application form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We may not be able to give all support requested as we have limited funds.
You have applied for financial assistance and should your application be successful any assistance given, not
paid by internal transfer, will be paid directly into the applicant’s bank account.
If you do not have a bank account, you will need to open one as we cannot make payments into another person’s
bank account. These details can be given to the Student Services Officer at the start of the term.