The Brunts Academy 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help students overcome individual barriers in order to participate in education and training. Any financial support/award is intended to help with the cost of essential equipment, books, food and transport (including attending interviews/open days). The scheme is divided into two parts:
You can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 if you fall into one of the areas below:
You could receive up to £1,200, paid over the academic year but you will need to provide proof of your eligibility. This could be a letter from your local authority showing you are in care/a care leaver or a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions showing the types of benefits you receive. Any benefits must be in your own name. If you are not receiving benefits in your own name you will not be eligible for a vulnerable bursary but could still apply for a discretionary bursary. Students who meet the criteria for bursaries for vulnerable groups are not automatically entitled to a bursary if they do not have financial needs or their financial needs are covered from other sources.
This bursary is available to students (who are not eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary) who live in a household whose family income is:
Student living in a household where the gross annual income is £21,000 or below, including all parental benefits and child maintenance.
Student living in a household where the gross annual income is £28,000 or below, including all parental benefits and child maintenance.
Student living in a household where the gross annual income is £31,000 or below, including all parental benefits and child maintenance. One of these must be either child/working tax credit, universal credit.
If false or incomplete information is given in order to secure a bursary, the matter may be referred to the Department for Education or to the police. As a result, you and/or your parents/carers could face prosecution and payments could be recovered.
Under exceptional circumstances, students who are not automatically eligible for an award can also apply for help with one-off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for). Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and is dependent upon available funds.
The Brunts Academy,
01623 623149 ext 316