Financial Support for 19+

You may be eligible for financial support if you’re aged 19 or over at 31 August 2016 and studying towards a full-time government funded further education qualification. To see if you qualify, see the table below:

  Travel Bursary Childcare Residential
The offer Help with travel to and from College if you live 1.5 or more miles from the campus you attend Monthly bursary payments to help with your course related costs Help with childcare whilst you study Help with the costs of accommodation if you have to study away from home because the course is not available in your local area and you are studying towards your first full level 2 or 3 qualification
Am I eligible? Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Income Support

OR Income based Employment and Support Allowance

OR Universal Credit

OR Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit

OR Pension Credit (guaranteed only)

OR Working Tax Credits 2016/17 (2015/16 must show income less than £20,000)

OR P60 end of year certificate for 2016 & Council Tax statement

OR An unwaged dependant of any of the above

What do I need to bring?

A photocopy of all pages of a Job Centre Plus,  Department for Work and Pensions  letter dated from March 2016

OR A photocopy of all pages of a Working Families Tax Credit Award Notice 2016/17*

OR P60s for April 2016 (income less than £20,000) and a council tax statement showing the number of adults living in the household. If one parent or partner in the household does not work and is not in receipt of an eligible benefit , they should provide two months recent bank statements

*Please note: we are unable to accept your Tax Credit Annual Review Notice

How do I apply?

Please apply as early as possible to ensure funding is in place before the start of your course. Download and complete the application form below and return to:

Careers Team
Blackpool & The Fylde College
Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road

Contact us

Our student advisers are here to help with all aspects of funding. Contact us on T 01253 504496 or E

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