16 to 19 Bursary Fund

16-19 Bursary Fund

If you think you might struggle with the costs for education or training you may be able to get help from the bursary fund. 

There are two types of bursary, a Vulnerable student bursary and a Discretionary bursary.

The sixth form, college or other educational institution you are attending is responsible for managing both types of bursary.

Vulnerable student bursary

To claim a vulnerable student bursary you must be:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for

  • studying at school or college, or on an unpaid training course

You could get up to £1,200 if at least one of the following applies:

  • you’re in care or a care leaver

  • you get Income Support or Universal Credit in your name

  • you’re getting Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments and Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your name

Discretionary bursary

You could get a discretionary bursary if you need financial help but don't qualify for a vulnerable student bursary.  Your education or training provider decides how much you get and what it's used for.

Norfolk's school sixth forms, colleges and training providers will decide who should receive a bursary, how much and when it will be paid.  They are for students who need most help with the costs of transport, food and equipment. 

To find out more about the 16-19 Bursary Fund

Speak to the college, sixth form or training provider you want to apply to

Go to The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund guidance pages on GOV.UK

Please note: if you're on an apprenticeship programme, or any training where you receive a wage, you're classed as being employed rather than in education and therefore aren't eligible for the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund.