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Financial Support: 16-18 Extended Bursary

16-18 Extended Bursary

If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2024 and meet one of the criteria below you can apply for a bursary worth up to £1,200.00 per academic year (Other rules apply):

  • Living independently and in receipt of Universal Credit in your own right
  • In receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments and Universal Credit
  • In Care or a Care Leaver

The 16-18 Extended Bursary helps you with essential course related costs, known as participation costs. These costs may include:

  • Uniform and equipment considered by your curriculum area essential for your course
  • Travel to College
  • Cost of appropriate Rail Cards
  • Travel to Higher Education open days/interviews
  • Travel to College, arranged Work Experience and/or Industry Placements (other rules may apply)
  • College Meals (worth a maximum of £4.00 per day)
  • Cost of UCAS application fee
  • Stationery
  • Books
  • Trips that are an essential part of the learner’s Study Programme
  • Examination Resit Fees

You will not receive this Bursary if your participation costs are being fully met from other financial sources (e.g. Foster Carers Allowance, Local Authority Funding, etc.) or it is deemed you have no relevant costs.   It cannot be used for extracurricular activities or non-compulsory activities, living costs or Learning Support (e.g. counselling).

To see if you are eligible for financial support please apply online through our online application portal.

To prevent your application being delayed please ensure you upload of all the requested financial information, these can be PDF's, photographs or screenshots. We will let you know by email/letter within 10 working days (15 days during Autumn Term) whether or not your application has been successful or if we need further evidence.

  • 1.
  • Once you have submitted this Application Form to the Financial Support Team you will be notified within 10 working days (15 working days during Autumn Term 2024) if any further information is required to support your application.
  • 2.
  • Where applicable, your Social Worker will then be contacted confirm your current or previous looked-after status and to confirm if any of your costs of participation are being met from other sources, such as Local Authority Funding etc
  • 3.
  • Your application for the 16-18 Extended Bursary will now be assessed to confirm your eligibility. You will be notified of the outcome and if successful, invited to attend an Induction to confirm payment arrangements.

If your application is unsuccessful we will email you and let you know the reason why. If you believe the decision made not to support your application is incorrect you can appeal in writing to the Financial Support Team Leader, Student Services, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ

These Funds are made available through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and are not available to learners on Full Cost courses, Higher Education courses, Apprenticeships or any waged training undertaken. Other rules and regulations apply, including residency criteria.

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