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Financial Support for 16 – 18 year olds

Vulnerable Student Bursary

There is Vulnerable Study Bursary of up to £1,200 a year for students who are between 16-18 years old and are:

  • In Care
  • A Care Leaver
  • Receiving Income Support or Universal Credit in your own right
  • Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

This bursary is available to help with the cost of essential books, kit, equipment, and uniform. Assistance from this fund is available to students with a household income of £33,000 (gross) per year or below.

Free Breakfast & Meals

On the Aireville Campus, all students arriving before 9:00am each day can enjoy a FREE healthy breakfast in our Café. You may also be entitled to free College meals through a government scheme. Students will need to complete a Bursary application form and provide recent evidence of the qualifying benefit. Once the application has been approved, a credit of £3.50 per day will be available to spend in the 3 Peaks Café or at a College approved supplier.

www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Childcare

Students who are 19 or under at the start of their course can apply for childcare support through a government scheme called Care to Learn. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/how-to-claim

Craven College offers a Travel Bursary for students with a household income of £33,000 or less. If eligible, Craven College will pay a maximum of £200 per term for the main journey or supply a free termly bus pass to students if they are travelling from certain areas of Lancashire. For more information, please refer to https://www.craven-college.ac.uk/support/travel-support/

Financial Support for 19+

Vulnerable Student Bursary

There is a Vulnerable Study Bursary of up to £1,200 a year for students who are between 19 and 25 years old and are:

  • Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right

Lunch Vouchers

Students with a household income of £18,525 or less will be eligible for lunch vouchers. Once the student’s bursary application has been approved, a credit of £3.50 per day will be available to spend in the 3 Peaks Café or at a College approved supplier.

Childcare

Aged 20+ students
Craven College can offer childcare support to students who are aged 20 or above at the start of their course and have a household income of £25,000 or less. Craven College will pay a maximum of £160 per week for one child or £210 per week if more than one child. Childcare must be provided by an Ofsted registered childcare provider.

Aged 19 or under students
Students who are 19 or under at the start of their course can apply for childcare support through a government scheme called Care to Learn. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/how-to-claim

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

This bursary is available to help with the cost of essential books, kit, equipment, and uniform. Assistance from this fund is available to students with a household income of £33,000 (gross) per year or below.

Once enrolled onto a course, Students can apply for financial support via https://craven.paymystudent.com/portal/

Please review your entitlements above and send any queries to bursaries@craven-college.ac.uk

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