Financial Support

Financial Support for 16 – 18 year olds

Guaranteed Study Bursary

There is also a Guaranteed Study Bursary of up to £1,200 a year for students who are one of the following:

  • In receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit
  • In receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance
  • In the care of the Local Authority
  • A Care Leaver

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

This bursary is available to help with up to 50% of the cost of essential kit, equipment and uniform. Assistance from this fund is available to students with a household income of £21,000 (gross) per year or below.

Free Breakfast & Meals

All students arriving before 8:40am 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 College Bursary application form and provide recent evidence of the qualifying benefit. Once the application has been approved, a credit of £3 per day will be available to spend in the College Café or at a College approved supplier.
www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Care to Learn

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

Craven College offer a Travel Bursary for students with a household income of £31,000 or less and will pay a maximum of £200 per term for the main journey.*

Financial Support for 19+

Discretionary Learner Support Fund

This bursary is available to help with up to 50% of the cost of essential kit, equipment and uniform. Assistance from this fund is available to students with a household income of £21,000 (gross) per year or below.

Lunch Vouchers

Students with a household income of £16,190 or less will be eligible for lunch vouchers. Students will receive £3 to spend in The College Café or at a College approved supplier.

Childcare

For those who are aged 20+ at the start of their course and have a household income of £21,000 or less, we can offer childcare support. Childcare costs can only be considered up to a maximum of £125 per week (one child) or £175 per week (more than one child). Childcare must be provided by an Ofsted registered childcare provider.

Care to Learn

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