We aim to ensure that financial issues do not stand in the way when it comes to studying at John Leggott College. This is why we have a number of bursaries and trust funds available to help you.
If you are unsure whether you qualify or which fund to apply for, please contact Student Services on 01724 407042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16 – 19 bursary fund
This is a fund allocated to the college by the Young People’s Learning Agency in order to help young people facing financial hardship to stay in full-time education. There are two parts to this fund:
- A bursary for vulnerable young people of £1200 for the academic year. This includes students in care or care leavers, students receiving Income Support and students receiving Employment Support Allowance and/or Disability Living Allowance.
- A discretionary bursary to help students from low income families with essential course-related learning costs such as equipment, field trips and exam re-sits, travel costs may also be considered.
The Discretionary Learner Support fund
This is a fund allocated to the college by the Skills Funding Agency in order to help young people facing financial hardship to stay in full-time education. The fund is there to help with essential course related learning costs such as equipment, field trips, exam re-sits and travel costs.
The fund is open to students who are aged 19 and over, have lived in the EU for 3 years, are in full-time further education and on a low annual household income.
Priority will be given to fund applications in the following order:
- Household income under £16,190
- Household income between £16,191 and £25,000
Free School Meals
The Free School Meals scheme is available to John Leggott College student who meet the eligibility criteria and who are under 19 years old, or those aged 19-25 with an Education Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment.
The scheme is available for students whose family receive one (or more) of the following income support: Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (income related), Child Tax Credit with no Working Tax Credit and an annual income below £16,190, Guaranteed Pension Credit, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, four week Working Tax Credit run-on and Universal Credit.
Students need to notify their local council, once their application has been assessed the council will notify John Leggott College if an award is made.
John Leggott College Student Trust Fund
Bill Martin Charitable Trust
This fund is named in memory of a former JLC governor who was a keen advocate of setting up a Trust Fund. Establish in 1995, the fund is there to ‘support and promote the advancement of education of present or former full-time students of John Leggott College by granting financial assistance to them.’
Support from the fund is only offered to those who have already made use of all other forms of financial support available to full time students. Successful applicants may be offered grants from the fund or the support may be in the form of a loan which has to be repaid over a specified time period.
Barbara Brown Trust
In 2010, the John Leggott College Student Trust Fund received a generous bequest from a former student, Barbara Brown. Barbara expressed a desire that the money should be used to assist Modern Foreign Language students. Therefore the trustees, in agreement with Barbara’s family, have agreed to provide a £1000 single bursary for one student who progressed to University to study a course with a significant element of Foreign Language study.
Eligible students will be contacted each year and invited to apply.
For more information please contact Gemma Willey, Clerk to the Student Trust Fund by emailing email@example.com