The Education and Skills Funding Agency has made a small allocation of bursary funds to TMTC to provide financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation, so they can remain in education.
Applications are open to students who are aged 19 to 24, on 31 August in the year they are starting their programme with TMTC. The funds can help with the costs of travel, books, equipment and uniform for work placements, where these areas relate to their study programmes.
Completed applications and supporting information are considered by a panel at TMTC. The application form and criteria can be found here.
If you require any further information, or have questions about your application, please contact the college on 0207 326 5890. If you would prefer, you can request that an application form is posted to you.
There is also a guide for students which can be found on the government’s website as follows: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund
All applications and full supporting evidence must be submitted to TMTC by 4pm on Monday 3 December 2018. Please note this is a strict deadline and extensions will not be given.
A panel will consider applications between 7 and 11 January 2019.
UPDATE– PANEL OUTCOMES FEBRUARY 2019
We extended the submission deadline to 4 February to allow further time for supporting evidence to be provided by parents and carers that sent us an application. The panel has now taken place and 10 of our students have successfully met the funding criteria.
The Department for Education will be providing a similar fund for the next academic year, September 2019 to July 2020. We will write to parents in July about the next application process and there will also be information posted on our website.