Sixth Form Bursary

ICHS Guidelines on the 16-19 Bursary Fund in 2018/19

 

ICHS Guidelines on the 16-19 Bursary Fund in 2018/19
These guidelines have been developed by the Redbridge 14-19 Partnership to promote fairness and consistency within the borough. They do not replace the Education Funding Agency (EFA) funding guidance which providers must follow.
Redbridge accepts the principles agreed by the Association of Colleges which are set out below:

The purpose of the bursary is to:
· Support and retain students
· Promote a positive attitude to learning

· The purpose of the bursary is not to promote individual institutions.
· The bursary is based on attendance and punctuality
· The bursary should be applied fairly and consistently
· The process must be easily understood and accessible to young people
· The process should identify eligible students in a timely fashion
· The scheme should be designed to maximise the amount of the fund available to support students
· There is a commitment to moving towards a shared service in the distribution of bursary funds.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund has two elements:
(i) Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support (or Universal Credit) in their own name and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance, who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, (or Personal Independence Payments), will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year.
(ii) Providers may use their discretion to make awards to young people in ways that best fit the needs and circumstances of their learners. Discretionary bursary awards should be targeted towards young people facing financial barriers to participation, such as the costs of transport, meals, books and equipment.
Guidance for providers on audit and management information requirements is available in the EFA Guide and Q&A for providers and local authorities:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide) )

Learners eligible for discretionary bursaries
To be eligible to receive a bursary, the young person must be aged under 19 on 31st August 2017.
Redbridge providers have agreed that discretionary awards should be made to the following learners in this order of priority:
1. Learners in other vulnerable groups:
                                  Young people with LDD but who are not in receipt of ESA or DLA or PIP
                                  Young Carers
                                  Teenage Parents who are not in receipt of income support
                                  Young Offenders.
2. Learners on free school meals and/or whose families receive income-related benefits and/ or whose family income is below £16,190 per year.
3. Learners whose family income is below £21,000 per year.


Conditions for receipt
The application form should constitute a signed contract which states the standards expected by the provider and confirms the legitimacy of the evidence provided for household income.
Redbridge providers have agreed that all awards will be conditional on the attendance and behaviour of the learners. Payment of the bursary may be suspended if these conditions are not met.
The conditions will include:
· Regular attendance – 90% (including authorised study leave)
· Punctuality – maximum of one late mark per week
· Appropriate behaviour – not in breach of the provider’s code of conduct / learner agreement / behaviour policy.

Types of award
Redbridge providers have agreed that the following types of award are appropriate in the borough, based on assessment of the learners’ needs:


             Half-termly payments of up to £800 per academic year for young people in priority groups 1 and 2 above and half-termly payments of up to £400 per academic year for young people in priority group 3 above (pro-rata for courses lasting less than 30 weeks). Bursaries will not be awarded if funds are exhausted.
Where funds remain, learners can put forward a case to their provider for one-off payments to meet a particular need: support for buying books and equipment; transport or fieldwork costs.

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