Cash grant aid for students in need

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VULNERABLE youngsters in the borough could be eligible for education grants of up to £1,200.

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.

It’s particularly aimed at 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.

The scheme is made up of two parts - a payment of £1,200 to a small group of the most vulnerable.

To find out more about the new Bursary Fund, contact your nearest sixth form, college or the Connexions Service.