CSIA VI form academy and CSMS students can apply for bursary support to help with education-related costs. Further information on the 16-19 bursary fund can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund
Although there are limited funds available, CSIA are committed to ensuring that we offer some financial support to those students who have genuine financial difficulties that might otherwise prevent them continuing in education.
Our discretionary bursary is a means tested cash payment for use by students in supporting their education to purchase items such as clothing, books and equipment. To apply, we will need details of your household’s financial circumstances and evidence to support your claim – information provided will be strictly confidential and used solely for the purpose of awarding discretionary bursaries. Students applying for a bursary must all be assessed and support is awarded based on actual financial need.
If successful, the payments will be made directly into the student’s own bank account at two intervals throughout the year. The value available to individual students will depend on the number of applicants and will be advised to students in October. Receipt of a bursary is conditional on meeting agreed standards set by CSIA and payment can be withheld if the conditions of the award are not met. These conditions are detailed in The VI Form Student Contract which requires the student and parent/carer signature before payments are released.
Bursary for Vulnerable Groups
We are able to access extra bursary funding for specific vulnerable students whose eligibility meets government criteria. Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/eligibility.
CSIA aim to provide advice to students who need to travel to attend The VI Form Academy or CSMS with transport advice and options. Transport bursaries are available and can be applied for via the ‘Application for a Transport Bursary’ form. The transport bursary can take a number of forms depending on your location and personal circumstances such as:
• A Cornwall Council bus pass if you are on a school bus route
• A ‘First Kernow’ bus pass to be used on school journeys
• A return train ticket to Camborne
• Contribution towards mileage/travel costs.
Further information and how to apply for Bursary Support will be available at The VI Form Academy Welcome Event in the summer.