Schools and colleges will receive 16-19 Bursary Fund allocations for discretionary bursaries only. The funding for vulnerable student bursaries will be held with the college and spend on agreed amounts with the pupils and staff any money not spent at the end of the academic year will be sent to the student's bank account. The monies will be used to promote independence.
Only students in the following defined vulnerable groups are able to apply for the vulnerable student bursary:
- In care
- Care leavers
- Young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments
Schools and Colleges set their own assessment criteria for eligibility for discretionary bursaries.
The Governing Body of Manor Green College has agreed that the 16-19 Bursary is to be used to help promote independence within an individual student's further education and training.
Bursaries will be pain 'in kind' such as transport pass to promote independence travelling or for equipment which is required for specific lessons i.e catering equipment.
This fund is only to support students aged 16 - 19 years old on 31 August before the academic year begins. The discretionary bursary will be awarded only to individual students identified as requiring financial support.
Applications for the 16 - 19 Bursary should be made to Isabelle Burton, Business Manager.
Appeals regarding decisions made should be in writing to the Headteacher.
For further information or to see if you are eligible please contact the Business Manager on 01293 520351