Finance and funding


Hardship Fund and Bursary Support Criteria 

The purpose of the Hardship Fund and Bursary Support is to support students in attending College and financial support for studying their course. 
Financial Support is available for students with a gross household annual income of £25,000 or less. 
Students that are assessed as overseas or will be studying on an apprenticeship programme will not be eligible for financial support at the College.   
Students will only be able to apply for financial support for one course for the academic year. The support will be granted for the higher level course that the student is studying. 
Any hardship or bursary support will be assessed and granted on student satisfactory attendance levels and the availability of the College’s fund. 

Types of Financial Support

Please see links below for further information about the types of financial support available at the College: 
16-18 Vulnerable Support or 16-18 Hardship Support 
19+ Hardship Support (for courses up to Level 2)
Advanced Learning Support (courses Levels 3 & 4)
Higher Education Support (Levels 5 & 6)
  

Childcare

If you wish to apply for childcare support, please download the childcare form from the links below:
Word version
PDF version
Once your childcare provider has completed the form, you will need to scan the form along with your completed online hardship application.

Completing your application

Students will need to complete an online application for hardship support, then scan and upload supporting evidence. Please click here to register and complete your application on our secure finance portal.