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16-19 Bursary Scheme

16-19 Bursary Scheme

This is a government run scheme. The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund supports the most financially disadvantaged 16- to 19-year-olds and those young people who most need help with the costs of staying in education.

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:

  • A vulnerable bursary of up to £1,200 a year for young people in one of the defined vulnerable groups.
  • Discretionary bursaries that institutions award to meet individual needs. For example, transport, meals, books and equipment. Educational institutions are responsible for managing both types of bursary. If you would like further information or an application form please speak to Mrs Emanuel, the Key Stage 5 Senior Support Officer and she will be able to advise you.

More information can also be found on the Government website:

If you are currently experiencing financial hardship, Astrea Sixth Form St Neots may be able to support you in relation to specific purchases/trips. If you wish to discuss this further, please email Mrs J Emanuel on