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Money to learn for 16 - 19 year olds

16-19 bursary fund



If you’re aged between 16 and 19 years and think you might struggle with the costs for full-time further education or training you may receive a bursary.

Students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

  • people in care
  • care leavers
  • people claiming income support
  • disabled young people who receive Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a bursary at the discretion of their school, college or training provider.

You can't apply for the 16-19 bursary if you are studying at a university. See 'Money to learn for full-time HE course'.

Advice on getting a bursary?

Schools, colleges and training providers will be responsible for awarding bursaries to students. With the exception of the £1,200 bursaries for students most in need, they decide on the amount. They will also decide when bursaries are paid, and will set conditions that students should meet to receive a bursary, for example, linked to behaviour or attendance.

If you’re studying or starting a course and face financial hardship, speak to student support services or your tutor for advice. Contact a local college and ask for information about their arrangements for bursaries.

For more information about money to learn for 16-19 go to Gov.uk

You can also get help with the cost of childcare through Care to Learn.