Financial Support

Find out if you’re entitled… 

St Vincent College seeks to help students from lower household incomes (HHI) with the cost of going to college by helping to cover essential course related costs. The college can provide financial support for the following:

(You must live at least 1 mile from College and HHI must be less that £30,000)

(Eligible to all students living in Portsmouth or beyond)

(For Free School Meals funding: You must be 16-18 yrs. or 19-24 yrs. and continuing a study programme or have an EHCP. You or your parent/carer must be in receipt of, one or more of the eligible benefits.

Please note: For Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 pa) For Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 Discretionary Lunch Card will be provided subject to personal circumstances – You can talk to our

 Bursary Assessment Officer about this during the application process.

(Such as Books, Sport Kit, Safety-Wear and more. For our Access students please ask for details)

TRAVEL COST TO WORK PLACEMENT

EXAM FEES (WHERE APPLICABLE)

If you are 16 – 18 years old and under Local Authority Care/Care Leaver, or living independently, or receive Disabled Support Allowance/PIP and Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit, you may be eligible to a higher level bursary. Please note the cost of the bus pass and the daily use of the lunch card will be deducted every term.

You can complete the application form from the link provided and send it to the email below with the relevant evidence attached. Evidence of all income will be required at the time of application, please note we are unable to process your application without the evidence. We encourage you to complete and return your applications as soon as possible to enable funding to be allocated before the start of the academic year. Please allow up to 10 working days from submitting your application form and the supporting evidence.

You will need to re-apply for this bursary, with new evidence, each academic year.

Childcare

Find out if you’re entitled… 

St Vincent College seeks to help students from lower household incomes (HHI) with the cost of going to college by helping to cover essential course related costs, this also includes Childcare for our over 20 year olds.

For students who are under 20 years old; you can apply for ‘Care to Learn’ funding for your childcare needs. Visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/applying-for-care-to-learn to find out more.

How to Apply…

Read the application form for details of eligibility, you must have an annual household income of less that £30,000.

You can complete the application form from the link provided and send it to the email below with the relevant evidence attached. Evidence of all income will be required at the time of application, please note we are unable to process your application without the evidence. We encourage you to complete and return your applications as soon as possible to enable funding to be allocated before the start of the academic year. Follow the ‘3 easy steps’ below and please allow up to 10 working days from submitting your application form and the supporting evidence.

You will need to re-apply for this bursary, with new evidence, each academic year.

The 3 easy steps.

1.

Complete your part for the application form.

2.

Then forward the partial completed application to the Nursery OR Childcare provider to complete their details, bank information and signature, then they return it back to you.

3.

Then attach your household income evidence, along with your child’s birth certificate or child benefit letter and return it direct to the email below.

Contact our office

If you need an application or require some information about how to apply or eligibility, please call our Office on 02392 588 311 or email vweaver@stvincent.ac.uk and a member of staff will be happy to assist you.

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