Please read the information below to see any support you may be entitled to. If you are a current student and need further support please speak to Charlotte O'Brien in the Admin Office.
16-19 Bursary Fund - Information for Students
1. What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) was closed at the end of the 2011-12 academic year. The EMA has been replaced by a limited 16-19 Bursary Fund and the School has been allocated a proportion of this for the purpose of supporting financially disadvantaged young people taking up or continuing in post-16 education or training.
2. What is it for?
The 16-19 Bursary is a limited fund made available for supporting eligible young people with the costs of transport or educational visits.
3. Who is it for?
The 16-19 Bursary is targeted towards those young people considered most in need of financial support. The Government has identified a priority group of young people and have asked that Schools give priority to this group first and offer them a Vulnerable Bursary.
After this group has been considered, SupaJam expect to have an amount of funding available to other young people in need of financial support. SupaJam has set eligibility criteria to ensure the remaining funds go to those who are seen to need it most. Any young person who meets these eligibility criteria can apply for a Discretionary Bursary to help with their transport costs to and from SupaJam.
4. What is the eligibility criteria?
Please see our application form at the bottom of this page.
5. Can I still apply if I don’t meet the eligibility criteria?
Yes, providing you meet the age and residency eligibility criteria. SupaJam is keeping back some of the available 16-19 Bursary Fund for exceptional circumstances for one-off payments or additional support.
6. How and when do I apply?
To apply, you must complete the 16-19 Bursary Fund Application Form (available at the bottom of this page and from Reception) and submit it to Charlotte O'Brien with the correct supporting evidence by the deadline. For students whose circumstances change during the year later applications will be considered.
You can apply for a Bursary at any point in the year but those applying before the date above will be given priority. Bursaries can only be awarded after this date if sufficient funds are available. The Bursary scheme will close when the funds allocated have been used.
7. How much is the Bursary and how and when will it be paid?
Please see the application form at the bottom of this page.
Further national information regarding the 16-19 Bursary Fund can be found on the Education Funding Agency website.
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