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Learner Support Fund 16-18 Years Application Form

For course starting 2021/22 please apply from 1st June 2021 onwards.
Any applications submitted before this date will not be accepted.

You must complete and submit a new Learner Support Fund application each academic year, even if you received help previously. The Fund is allocated on a first come, first served basis so late applications may be reduced or rejected.

We will not be able to fully assess your Learner Support Fund application unless we have the evidence outlined below. You can upload this at the end of the form. You can provide scanned copies or photographs of documents.

For students aged between 16-18 on the 31st August in the academic year they start, this will be based on their parent(s)/carer’s income from wages and/or benefits (unless aged 16-18 and living independently).

Applications should be submitted at least 5 to 6 weeks before the start of term so we can ensure financial help is in place before term starts. We aim to write to people before enrolment starts to provide an update about their applications.

For more information about the Learner Support Fund, please download a copy of the FAQ below.

Learner Support Fund FAQ

Applications must be completed in the student’s name but parent(s) financial details provided as evidence of household income. Unless a student lives independently.

If you are a looked after child?

  • All the evidence we need we need is a letter from your Social Worker confirming this

Your parent(s)/carer(s) are in work and your earnings are less than £30,000, please provide

  • P60 or 3 months payslips AND
  • Tax Credit Award Notice 2020/21 or your review notice or latest statement from Universal Credit

Your parent(s)/carer are self-employed

  • Copy of your recent annual accounts or SA302 AND
  • Tax Credit Award Notice 2020/21 or your review notice or latest statement from Universal Credit

Your parent(s)/carer(s) are NOT in work, please provide evidence of

  • Jobs Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Tax Credit Award Notice 2020/21 or your review notice or latest statement from Universal Credit