What is the Bursary Allowance?:
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme closed to new applicants on 1st January 2011. Starting 5th September 2011, schools, colleges and training providers have been provided with bursary funds to help you to remained engaged in learning and provide financial assistance if appropriate to reduce financial hardship. This bursary payment is calculated on actual attendance.
Who is eligible for the bursary scheme?
To be eligible to receive a bursary you must :
- be aged under 19 on 31 August in the academic year in which you start your programme of study or
- where you have turned 19 during your programme of study, you can continue to be supported to the end of the academic year in which you turn 19, or to the end of your programme of study, whichever is sooner.
- satisfy the residency criteria in the document YPLA Funding Guidance 2012/13: Funding Regulations. (see page 3 of the Application & Assessment Form)
- have an appropriate bank or building society account in your own name
- In general, bursaries will be paid only to young people who have reached the statutory school leaving age.
What financial support is available to me, while taking part in a learning programme with Trinity Solutions?
Financial packages of support
Financial packages of support available for learners with the highest level of need.
If you are:
- receiving Income Support
- a care leaver
- in care
- disabled and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
You will be entitled to receive £25 per + travel costs associated with your training programme.
If you do not fall within the above category, but you will require financial support to attend and remain in training then you may qualify for discretionary financial support. Level of financial support will depend on individual circumstances + travel costs associated with your training programme.
Are there any conditions attached to the scheme?
Yes. Your learning provider will discuss a 'Learner Agreement' with you and talk about the standards of attendance and behaviour that they consider acceptable.
Your bursary award will be conditional on you meeting the requirements of your Learner Agreement.
How will you pay me?
Payments will be made into your own bank account by a process called BACS transfer.
It is essential that you have a bank account in your name as payments can only be made into your own account via a bank transfer. Cash payments will not be made.
It is important that you make sure that your bank or building society is able to accept BACS transfer before you provide your bank account details. Post Office accounts and some Credit Unions do not accept BACS payments.
If you do not have a bank account or have difficulties opening an account please contact your Delivery Provider/Training Advisor and they will help you.
Who do I contact if I have any questions?
If you have any questions about the Bursary scheme you should in the first instance speak to your Delivery Provider /Training Advisor.
Where can I get more information on 16 to 19 bursary schemes?
Bursary Application and General Information Available for Download Below.
Bursary Application and Guidance 12-13