• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

The 16-19 Bursary Fund replaced the Education Maintenance Allowance in September 2011 for 16-19 year olds who may need financial help to support their studies.

Students can apply if they are in one of the following groups:

  • Young people in care
  • Care leavers
  • Young people claiming Income Support
  • Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support – Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
  • Young people in receipt of free school meals
  • Young people whose household income is below £20,817 per annum
  • Young people who have been affected by a sudden, exceptional change in financial circumstances

The funds could be used for course related costs i.e.:

  • Books/equipment
  • Trips/visits
  • Transport
  • Meals
  • Exam fees

The bursary payments are paid directly into the student’s bank account provided they meet certain attendance and behaviour criteria:

  • Following a programme of study that consists of a minimum of 12 guided learning hours
  • Have 100% authorised attendance
  • Meet the required standard of behaviour and effort