16-19 Bursary Fund
What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
The fund is made available from the government through its funding body (Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA) for 16-18 year olds) to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers. The new Bursary Scheme for 16 – 19 year olds has been put in place as a partial replacement for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), though it will receive substantially less funding than EMA.
Who is eligible to apply for 16-19 Bursary Funding?
Students following government (YPLA or SFA) funded full time or part-time courses, who are 16 years and over and satisfy one or more of the following criteria:-
- Students aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age on 31/08/18 who are in care; are leaving care; are in direct receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in their own name; or are in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.
- Students who are economically or socially disadvantaged and facing the most significant barriers to participate in education.
Please click on the link below for full details and application forms.