Bursaries 2021/22

We are trying where practical and possible to reduce the contact that staff and students have handling forms and evidence so initially would encourage students to download word application forms, complete, save and return by email with relevant evidence to the access.fund@newdur.ac.uk

We also recognise that there will be cases where this is not practical or possible.  If you require a paper version of any form please email access.fund@newdur.ac.uk with your name and address, programme of study and support you wish to apply for. 

Hardship Bursary

All 16-18 full-time students with a household income below £32,000 may be eligible for financial support for the academic year. If you qualify under the scheme you will receive two payments over the academic year. The value of the payment will be determined by the funding allocation provided to the College. To be eligible you need to be attending college regularly, be up-to-date with your course work and show good behaviour and respect for others.

Please click here to access the application form, hard copies can also be obtained from Access Fund, application forms must be returned prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

19+ Bursary

If you are an adult aged 19 or over when you start your full-time course and your household income is below £32,000, you may be eligible for financial support for the academic year. If you qualify under the scheme you will receive two payments over the academic year. The value of the payment will be determined by the funding allocation provided to the College. The value of the payment will be determined by the funding allocation provided to the College.

Please click here to access the application form, hard copies can also be obtained from Access Fund, application forms must be returned prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

 Vulnerable Bursary

Under national guidance students will be considered eligible to receive a bursary up to the value of £1,200. In calculating the bursary, consideration will be taken of benefits already received by the student including travel and support for uniform and/or equipment, these costs will be deducted from the bursary payment. This bursary is available if you fall into one of the defined vulnerable groups:

  • in care
  • care leavers
  • receiving Income Support or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner
  • receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.

Please click here to access the application form, hard copies can also be obtained from Access Fund, application forms must be returned prior to the published deadline in order to be considered for funding assistance.

 

For information on the support available, please click here.

 

Our Further Education Access Fund Policy can be accessed here.