Children in Care (CIC) can get a bursary of up to £1200 per academic year to help with education-related costs if they’re aged 16 to 19 and:
- studying at a publicly funded school or college in England – not a university
- on a training course, including unpaid work experience
If they’re 19 and over
They can also get a bursary if they are either:
- continuing on a course they started aged 16 to 18 (known as being a ’19+ continuer’)
- have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
What THE bursary is for
The bursary is money that a child in care, their education or training provider, can use to pay for things like:
- clothing, books and other equipment for their course
- transport and lunch on days they study or train
For further information and to find out if they are eligible for a bursary, please select one of the links below.
Children in care must:
- be at least 16 and under 19 on 31 August of the year they are applying.
- study at a publicly funded school or college, or be on an unpaid training course
- meet the residency requirements – their school or college can check this
- they’re in or recently left local authority care
For further guidance, please select one of the following links.