What is the 16 – 19 Bursary Fund
At the DCCA Sixth Form, we use the 16-19 Bursary Fund to help and support any student who faces financial challenges which may stop him/her from fully participating in their Post- 16 education. This may include the costs of transport, clothing or equipment.
The scheme is divided into two parts:
The amount of money and/or equipment provided may vary depending on the number of applicants and the money available in the fund in any academic year. It will be awarded to:
Young people aged 16, 17 and 18 entitled to Free School Meals (applicants can apply/check online at https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/link2ict/)
Young people aged 16 and 17 in care
Care leavers aged 16, 17 and 18
Young people aged 16, 17 and 18 who are in receipt of income support (for example, young people who are living independently of their parents; those whose parents have died and teenage parents)
Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance
This discretionary bursary is available to Sixth Form students not eligible for the vulnerable bursary who live in a household with a low family income. The amount awarded may vary depending on the number of applicants and the money available in the fund in any academic year.
All discretionary bursary payments will be directly linked to attendance, behaviour and performance. A bursary can be withdrawn at any time during the year if the student’s attendance, behaviour or performance is not at an acceptable level.
Who is eligible to apply?
A student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 on 31 August 2023 to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in the 2023 to 2024 academic year and enrolled on a full-time course at the school.