Bursary Application

  • Please read the information below

    • You should read the attached 16-19 Bursary Fund Guidelines to make sure you are eligible to apply.
    • Please complete all sections of the form and make sure you provide us with copies of the evidence we need. Your application will not be assessed without the correct evidence.
    • The budget we have is limited so we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with the financial support you request.
    • Payments of all bursaries are dependent on you maintaining attendance of 80% + on all of your lessons and behaving appropriately, with no unauthorised absence or lateness.
  • Section 1 - Personal Details

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  • Section 2 - Residency

  • Section 3 - Bursary Fund Levels

  • Section 4 - Household Income

    (Required for Level 2 & Level 3 Bursary Applications)

  • Section 5 - Required Financial Evidence

    Evidence should be dated within 3 months of the application. Household Income will relate to the Student and their family members with whom they reside.

    Please provide Tax Credits Award or Universal Credit Award Notification covering the April 2018/April 2019 Tax Year or: Evidence of household income showing who lives in the house and their related incomes. This may be Council Tax, Housing Benefit evidence along with proof of low income such as:-

    Income based Benefit Award letter (Income Support, JSA, ESA no more than 3 months old).

    Bank statement no more than 3 months old showing income based benefits or 3 months recent wage slips and P60 for all householders with Working tax credit evidence.

    Please note that we cannot process your application without the required evidence.

  • Section 6 - Travel

    Please tell us how you intend to travel to/from your place of study. Tick all that apply:

  • Section 7 - Bank Account Details

    Please fill in this section carefully and ensure the information you provide to us is accurate. We will normally pay you by BACS directly into your Bank Account. For that reason you must have a bank account in your name.
  • Please note: Payment will be transferred weekly to the Student’s bank account via BACS upon authorisation that the student has satisfied all attendance and behaviour requirements. These payments will be made in arrears and there may be delays where there is a query relating to attendance.

  • Section 8 - Student & Parent Guardian Declaration

    This declaration must be signed by all Students. If the income evidence provided belongs to parent(s)/guardian(s) then we must also have a parent/guardian signature.

    I/We certify that the information given is, to the best of my/our knowledge and belief correct. Any changes in personal, family or financial circumstances will be notified immediately in writing to BTA.

    Please note that giving false information which leads to incorrect or overpayment may result in the stoppage of future bursary payments and recovery of monies already paid.

    I/We understand that payments may be delayed or stopped if I do not maintain the minimum BTA requirement of at least 80%+ attendance on all my courses.

    For your Information:-

    The impact of bursaries on DWP Benefits

    Receipt of bursary funding does not affect receipt other means tested benefits paid to familes such as Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance, Child Benefit, Working Tax Credit and Housing Benefit.

    However if the student is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments, and Employment Support Allowance or in receipt of Universal Credit, parents can no longer receive certain household/family benefits for that child e.g Child Benefit.

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