The Beech Academy 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help and support any student who faces a financial barrier to participate in education and training, such as equipment, food or transport costs.
You can apply for a vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 if you fall into one of the areas below:
You could receive up to £1,200, paid over the academic year, in 6 half-termly instalments but you will need to provide proof of your eligibility. This could be a letter from your local authority showing you are in care/a care leaver or a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions showing the types of benefits you receive. Any benefits must be in your own name. If you are not receiving benefits in your own name you will not be eligible for a vulnerable bursary but could still apply for a discretionary bursary.
This bursary is available to students (who are not eligible for the Vulnerable Bursary) who live in a household whose family income is £17,000 per annum or less or whose parents/guardians are in receipt of any of the following:
If false information is given about any part of your household income, the matter may be referred to the Department for Education or to the police. As a result, you and/or your parents/carers could face prosecution and payments could be recovered.
Under exceptional circumstances, students who are not automatically eligible for an award can also apply for help with one-off course related expenses (proof of income or hardship will be asked for). Applications for additional help will be considered on an individual basis and is dependent upon available funds.