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Financial Help

The online bursary applications will open on Wednesday 3rd June. You will need your student ID number  in order to apply. It is important that you upload copies of all the relevant income evidence requested, as without it we will be unable to assess your application.

To apply for a bursary please click here

If you have any queries regarding the financial support available to you please email:


A range of financial assistance is available to students that can help to pay for:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Essential clothing, books and trips
  • Food cards
  • Childcare

Further Education and Work-Based Learning Courses

Accommodation / Residential Grants

The residential grant provides financial support with accommodation costs for learners aged 16+ who are attending a full time Further Education course at Askham Bryan or Newton Rigg College.

In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  • Learner must be aged 16+
  • Must be studying a full time Level 2 or Level 3 course at the College. (You will not qualify for a residential grant if you are studying a Level 4 or Degree course).
  • You must live 15 miles or more away from the College or the journey must take more than two hours on public transport.
  • The grant is means tested on household income. In order to qualify for any assistance the annual household income must be below £30,000. The maximum grant available this year is £3,458 and the minimum is £1,152. The grant awarded will not cover the full cost of the accommodation and you are therefore required to pay the balance, the remaining balance will be payable by direct debit in 8 equal instalments; from October - May.

Residential grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The closing date for applications is usually the end of June each year. The application form for residential grants for both students aged 16-18 and 19+ can be found at the foot of this page.


We may be able to offer full time students free transport to and from College. For further information contact Student Support Services in York on 01904 772201 or Reception at Newton Rigg on 01768 893400.

PPE Bursary

For information on if you are entitled to the PPE bursary, please contact 01904 772 271.

Food cards and personal protective equipment can be purchased by the College out of the monies awarded. No refunds will be given for equipment bought in advance. Money can be put aside from the award for educational visits please contact to Student Services in advance of the trip to arrange payment. Any monies remaining will be paid into the student’s own bank account by BACs in three termly instalments. The bursary is awarded to you to assist you with your course related costs; the onus is on you to buy what is required. Your bursary will be paid to you in three termly instalments; the first instalment will be paid to you by the end of November, your second payment will be made at the end of February and the final payment will be made by the end of May. If you are unable to purchase your uniform prior to receiving your first payment arrangements can be made whereby the College can order the personal protective equipment for you. If you wish to use your bursary to fund a trip please contact me in advance of the trip so payment can be made accordingly.

Free Meal Entitlement

You may be able to get a free meal every day you attend College if your parents receive any of the following benefits and allowances:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (which is of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Students who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free meals.

If you have any queries please phone 01904 772271 or 01904 772222. To apply please complete the Bursary Fund Application Form at the bottom of this page.

Further Education Vulnerable Bursary

The award is £1,200 per academic year and is for care leavers, young people in care, or students who receive income support, or disabled young people who receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA). Applicants must be 16-18 years of age. They will receive £35 per week for 34 weeks.

16 - 19 Discretionary Learner Support Fund

There are bursaries available of up to £500. They are for students who are struggling financially and are awarded to assist with course related costs such as books, equipment, protective clothing, transport and course trips. To apply please complete the Bursary Fund Application Form at the bottom of this page. 

Advanced Learning Loan Bursary

Students must be 19 or over, to be studying a Level 3 qualification and in receipt of the Advance Learning Loan. Evidence of household income is required as per discretionary bursary above. To apply please complete the Bursary Fund Application Form at the bottom of this page.  

Childcare Grant

This grant is to help full time students with dependant children in registered and approved childcare. You cannot get this grant if you claim the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit from the Inland Revenue. You can receive up to £255 a week. You can apply for the childcare grant using the form CCG1. If you have any money worries please seek advice from Student Support Services or an advice agency such as the Citizens' Advice Bureau.  An Application form is available at the bottom of this page.


Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277