We understand that being a student in financial hardship can be a huge hurdle to overcome. Funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with attending college such as essential kits, uniforms, materials, childcare, etc.
You may be eligible to access financial support through the following funds during the academic year:
- 16 to 19 Bursary (including free college meals)
- 19+ Adult Bursary
- Advanced Learner Loan Bursary
- 20+ Childcare
To apply for bursary and childcare please click here.
Further information and guidance are below. Please read carefully.
You must register first and then submit your application including the supporting documents requested on the application form. The process is fairly straightforward but if you are not confident in using the online feature, you may wish to ask a family member or a friend to support you. Bursary staff will also be available at the main campuses if you need further advice. Once you have submitted your application you will receive updates and notifications sent to your college email address.
Click here to view the video on how to apply.
Click here to view the user guide on how to apply.
16 to 19 Bursary including free college meals
Students must be aged 16 or over but under 19 on 31 August 2022 to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in 2022 to 2023 academic year. Students aged 19 on 31st August are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) up to the age of 24.
The two types of Bursaries are Discretionary bursary and Vulnerable bursary