Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bursary Scheme

Application guidance notes

Please do not fill in an application until you have read this guide.

In honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Breckland Council is running a bursary scheme that provides financial assistance to individuals who might otherwise struggle to access further education for reasons such as low income, care leaver, health status or vulnerability.

The bursary scheme will apply to students studying a formal qualification in subjects that provide a contribution to enhance Breckland communities. This could be by improving wellbeing and/or enriching the environment. This approach meets the both the themes of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and ofBreckland Council's Corporate Plan.

The bursary scheme will run for the duration of the Jubilee year and will be open to students who have a placement agreed, be enrolled on, or already attending a course.

How much money can I apply for?

Individuals can apply for a one-off payment of up to £1,000.

Guidance Notes

This guide has been designed to help you when applying to the Breckland Council Queen's Jubilee Bursary Scheme. It details our expectations of applicants, the processes involved and the criteria that need to be met. It is designed to help you successfully secure funding and follow best practice principals.

Application Criteria

Eligibility:

  • Open to all Breckland residents over the age of 16.
  • Must have confirmation that a placement has been agreed, be enrolled on, or already attending a course. Evidence must be provided. This can be a full time or part time qualification, but the placement must start between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 and last a minimum of 12 months.
  • At least one of the following statuses applies. Evidence may be required.
  • Are in receipt of benefits because you are financially supporting yourself, or living in a low-income household where a parent or carer in receipt of benefits.
  • Are a local authority care leaver.
  • Have a health condition, disability, or other vulnerability.

To be utilised for:

  • Fees for tuition or education.
  • Proven expenses incurred in relation to the pursuit of education or tuition including but not limited to: technological assistance for education purposes, transport, resources or registered childcare.

Limitations:

  • Applications must be for individuals only.
  • Formal qualifications that contribute to improving wellbeing and/or enriching the environment for the benefit of Breckland communities only.
  • Any grant approved will be subject to the signing of a Grant Funding Agreement before payment can be made.

Last updated: 06/06/2022 14:55:03