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16-19 Bursary fund

The 16-19 Bursary is designed to support your Post 16 education here at Cromwell Community College.

There are two types of bursary:

Discretionary Bursary 

  • Any amount up to £1,200 per year

Students that meet the criteria are:

  • Aged under 19 at the start of the academic year for studying at the college in September 2020
  • Be aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2020
  • Be eligible for free school meals or any pupil whose family income is less than £25,000 (evidence will need to be provided) or students who have been affected by exceptional circumstance

Vulnerable Bursary

  • £1,200 per year

Students that meet the criteria are:

Aged under 19 at the start of the academic year for studying at the college and belong to one of the following groups:

  • Young people in care or who have recently left care
  • Young people who receive Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right, as well as Employment Support Allowance or Universal credit in their own right
  • Young people claiming income support or universal credit if they are financially supporting themselves and anyone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner

 What can the money be used for?

The funds offered could be used for costs related to a course such as:

  • Uniform and equipment for study
  • Books
  • Transport
  • Exam fees
  • College Meals
  • Trips and Visits

Conditions of the Bursary

The following criteria must be met before the bursary is received:

  • Exemplary behaviour
  • Expected attendance of 100% (minimum of 95% - including all lessons and study periods)
  • Adhering to the dress code

How much will I receive?

If your application is approved as a vulnerable student bursary, you will receive payment up to £1200 in the academic year 2020-2021 in seven instalments.

If your application is approved for the discretionary bursary you will receive a payment up to £1200 in the academic year 2020-2021. The amount you receive will be determined by your individual circumstances and the requirements of the courses you are studying.

 How do I apply?

Applications should be submitted to Mrs Fisher by 21 September 2020. For any new exceptional circumstances, the applications will be looked at after this date. Please note that the eligibility for the bursary will be reassessed annually so please apply in both Year 12 and Year 13.

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For further information please contact the Director of Post 16, Mrs Paul on 01354 692193 or visit www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund

How will you pay me?

  • Text books and revision guides will be ordered via Mrs Fisher and the Finance Department.
  • Clothes and stationery can be purchased using an All4One voucher, which will be provided for students to use.
  • Laptop, camera or iPad - A set amount of money will be paid into the students account and a receipt is then required. Money can be put towards a more expensive laptop of your choice.
  • Transport - Bus costs are covered and the student is reimbursed after providing proof of purchase. Fuel costs are paid if students live in the surrounding area. A set weekly amount agreed with the student is paid in their account every half term.

What happens if my application is successful?

You will receive a letter which details the amount awarded to you and when you will receive your payments.

What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

You have the right to appeal the decision. Appeals in writing should be sent to:

Mrs J Horn

Cromwell Community College

Wenny Road

Chatteris

PE16 6UU