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Bursaries are now available

"The 16-19 Bursary Fund provides financial help for young people aged 16 to 19 who face barriers to staying in education. It is available to all 16-19 year olds studying in school/academy sixth forms, colleges and training providers in England."

There are two types of bursary available:

  • Bursaries of £1,200 a year for the most vulnerable young people; and
  • Discretionary bursaries based on individual need, such as help with the costs of travel, equipment or meals.

Your school, college or training provider can tell you more. You can ask them to assess your needs to see if you are eligible.

Application Form 2019 and 2020

The Bursary and Free college meals programme is for those aged 16-19yrs

To apply for a bursary please download and complete the application forms, and return it to us at M.I.T. Skills.

Please note the following important information:
  • You should read the 16-19 Bursary Fund and Free College Meals Guidelines for 2019-20 to make sure you are eligible to apply.
  • Please complete all sections of the form and make sure you provide us with copies of the evidence we need. Your application will not be assessed without the correct evidence.
  • The initial closing date for applications is Friday 2nd December. This deadline may be extended if we have funds available after this date.
  • The budget we have available is limited so we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with the financial support you request.
  • Payments of all bursaries are dependent on you maintaining attendance of 90% or above on all your courses.


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