Funding for the academic year 2023 to 2024
DISCRETIONARY BURSARY FUND
The Education and Skills Funding Agency has made a small allocation of bursary funds to The Park College to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.
This small fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.
Applications for discretionary bursary funds are open to students who were aged 19 to 24 on 31 August 2023. The funds can help with a range of things such as the costs of travel to, and uniform for, work placements, books, equipment, resources and trips out, where these areas relate to their study programmes.
All decisions about which students receive a discretionary bursary, and how much they receive, will be based on each student’s individual circumstances and their actual financial need. These will vary from student to student, depending on, for example, their household income, the distance they need to travel to the institution and the requirements of their study programme. We will need to look at information that sets out your household income. Please note that our policy is to maintain strict confidentiality in the review and storage of these documents.
Completed application forms, and supporting information, are considered by a panel to ensure that funds are used for those students who genuinely need them.
If your young person is successful in receiving bursary funding it does not affect receipt of other means-tested benefits paid to families, such as Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Child Benefit, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or, generally, Universal Credit.
If you require any further information, or have questions about how to complete your application, please contact the College on 07851 762 736. If you would prefer, you can request an application form is posted to you or sent home with your child.
There is also a guide for students (and parents) which can be found on the government’s website as follows: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund
Please note this is a strict deadline and extensions will not be given.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st October 2023
Discretionary 19 to 24 Bursary Fund policy
Bursary 19 - 24 Application Form