16 to 19 Bursary Fund

We want as many students as possible to experience the benefit of learning at Jane Austen College, and we encourage students who are eligible to apply to our bursary scheme.

The fund is made available by the Government through its funding body – the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) for 16 to 19-year-olds – to provide assistance to students whose access to, or completion of, education is inhibited by financial constraints or barriers.

Who is eligible to apply for 16-19 Bursary Funding?

Students following government-funded full-time or part-time courses, who are aged at least 16 and under 19 years of age at the start of the academic year (31 August) and satisfy one or more of the following criteria:

  • Students who are looked after (in care), are leaving care, are in direct receipt of Income Support (or Universal Credit) or are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments).
  • Students who are economically or socially disadvantaged and at risk of not taking up or continuing their education. This group includes students with physical or other disabilities, medical conditions and/or learning difficulties and lone parents, as well as those on low household incomes.

Who is not eligible for 16-19 Bursary Funding?

  • Students under 16 years of age or over 19 years of age at the start of the academic year (31 August)
  • Students who do not meet the residency qualifications

Read more about and apply for our 16 to 19 Bursary Fund here:

Inspiration Trust 16 to 19 Bursary Fund PolicyJane Austen College 16 to 19 Bursary Policy 16 to 19 Bursary Application