The 16 - 19 Bursary
Transitional EMA funding will continue until 2012. Those who applied for EMA in 2009-2010 will continue to receive it at the present rate until end of 2011-12.
Those who applied in 2010-2011 and are in receipt of the top rate (£30) will receive £20 per week in 2011-12 (unless they qualify for Level One Bursary).
The new 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post-16.
Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year (a Level One Bursary).
Other young people who face financial barriers to participation in education but who do not meet the criteria for Level One may apply for financial assistance and could receive a Level Two or Three Bursary.
Application packs for bursary assistance will be available in September 2012 from the Sixth Form Office.