Bursary Fund

The 16 – 19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training. KC receives an allocation of these funds for the academic year and the common set of principles and priorities in relation to the allocation of the bursary funds is as follows:

Priority 1

Students who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Are currently in care (as defined by social services)
  • Are leaving or have recently left care
  • Are in receipt of Income Support (or Universal Credit) in their own name
  • Are disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability
    Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments)

Priority 2

Students who fall into the following category:

  • Are eligible for a free school meal and the gross annual household income is below £20,000

Priority 3

Students who fall into the following category:

  • Have an annual household income of between £20,000 and £25,000.
Eligibility criteria
  • Students aged under 19 and enrolled on a Post 16 course.
  • Students who have been ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for 3 years prior to commencing their course and there are no restrictions on their stay.
  • Students applying for Priority 2 or 3 will need to provide proof of household income.

  • Students who meet the criteria to be considered under priority 1 can receive a payment of up to £1,200 in the academic year, which will be paid at 3 intervals throughout the year. 
  • Students who meet criteria 2 or 3 will not receive a set amount of money but can apply for any items they may need in writing. Stationary, travel costs, college trips, university open day travel, meals, equipment, specialist clothing, revision books can all be paid for out of this bursary. A further form to indicate intentions will be distributed on successful application. 


All payments made under the scheme will be subject to compliance with the following non-negotiables:

  • Arrive to KC and to all lessons on time.
  • Have an attendance of above 96%.
  • Adhere to the Post 16 Dress Code.
  • Adhere to the Post 16 Home School Agreement.
  • Complete all homework and meet coursework deadlines.
  • Show a positive attitude to learning.

Application process
  • Please complete the Post 16 Bursary Application form and hand in to Mr Campbell-Julian in the Post 16 Centre. 

Post 16 Bursary Application Form

  • The deadline for applications is at the end of October - applications after this date are accepted, but it is important to recognise that there is a limited amount of funding available and so this could affect your success.