2020-21 Financial support and bursaries for students
The College holds Bursary funds for students, who meet the eligibility criteria, to provide financial support towards the costs relating to attending college. The amount of support awarded to successful applicants will depend on your circumstances and an assessment of your financial needs.
Bursary funds are limited so priority will be given to students with the greatest financial need.
You will be required to provide evidence of eligibility, household income and benefits you or your family are receiving. We will contact you if we require any further information or evidence from you. We will only be able to make an assessment when we have all the evidence.
Evidence can be scanned/copied or a clear photograph of all pages. Do not send original documents.
Once we have received your application and all required the evidence, we will make an assessment and send you confirmation of your award by email. This will detail all costs covered by your bursary award and how they will be paid.
With the exception of transport and college meals, no awards will be paid until 6 weeks after you start your course, on confirmation of regular attendance.
*Aged 16 – 19 (under 19 on 31st August 2020)
*Aged 19 – 24 with an EHCP/MyPlan for 2020 – 21
*Aged 19 on 31st August 2020 in the 2nd year of a 2‑year course
16 – 19 Vulnerable Bursary – for students who are; in care, care leavers, receiving PIP or ESA and Universal Credit in your own name or living independently, financially supporting yourself (and anyone who is dependent on you) and in receipt of benefits.
16 – 19 Discretionary Bursary – for students with a household income is below £35,000 gross per year.
16 – 19 Residential Bursary – available at Lackham (Level 2 or 3 Land-based, Agriculture, Animal Care, Motorsport courses only). For students with a household income is below £45,000 gross per year.
*Aged 19 or over at the start of your course
19+ Hardship Fund – for students studying at level 2 and below (or level 3 if you are aged 19 – 23 and do not have to pay course fees because you do not already hold a full level 3 qualification). For students with a household income below £35,000 gross per year.
Advanced Learner Loans Bursary – for students who are paying for their course with an Advanced Learner Loan. For students with a household income below £35,000 gross per year.
Wiltshire Community Foundation - Grants and Bursaries
Wiltshire Community Foundation is an independent charity who offer a range of grants for young people to support their development, education and future employment. In 2019⁄20 they awarded almost £305,000 in individual grants to support children and young people’s education. The majority was given in university bursaries to 55 young people, many from challenging backgrounds, helping to alleviate their financial concerns and allowing them to focus on their studies.
Their smaller education programmes enabled 43 young people from low income families to pursue vocational studies and 27 children and young people, who have a disability or additional learning need, to improve their educational opportunities or enhance their development.
Vocational Support Grant up to £1000 is available to individuals aged between 14 and 25 to support the costs of vocational training at school, college or sixth form or for training through an apprenticeship. Click here to find out more.
University Bursary — One Degree More: This grant is for young people under 25 to support the costs of studying their first undergraduate degree course at a UK university. Click here to find out more.