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2021 – 2022 16-19 BURSARY FOR VULNERABLE YOUNG PEOPLE

Information for Applicants

The bursary fund is provided by the Government to support young people in 6th Form who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education and to ensure they can participate in learning. To qualify for up to £1200, where there is a financial need to support their participation in education, students need to be:

  • Enrolled on a full time ESFA funded course
  • Living in care or be a care leaver
  • Be in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit because you are financially supporting yourself or financially supporting yourself and someone who is dependent on you and living with you such as a child or partner
  • Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right

We will require the following evidence:
• for students who are in care or a care leaver, written confirmation of your current or previous looked-after status from the relevant local authority. This can be a letter or an email but must be clearly from the local authority.
• for students in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit (UC), a copy of their Income Support or UC award notice. This must clearly state that the claim is in your name/confirm you are entitled to the benefits in your own right. The evidence must not state any conditions that prevent you from participating in further education or training. For students in receipt of UC, we must also see a tenancy agreement in your name, a child benefit receipt, children’s birth certificates, utility bills etc
• for students receiving UC/ESA and Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payments, a copy of your UC claim from DWP. Evidence of receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment must also be provided

Students will only receive the amount that they actually need to participate in education at Ingfield Manor School. We may decide that although a young person may be eligible for a bursary because they are in one or more of the defined vulnerable groups, they do not have any actual financial need. This might be because their financial needs are already met and/or because they have no relevant costs. We can refuse a student’s application on this basis.

To apply for a bursary:
Complete and return the application form along with your evidence as soon as possible to:

Annette Smith
Head of Secondary and 6th Form
Ingfield Manor School
Ingfield Manor Drive
Five Oaks
Billingshurst
West Sussex
RH14 9AX

If you require help or advice regarding your application, please contact:
Annette on 01403 782294