We may be able to offer some support to students having financial difficulties.
You can apply for financial assistance from our limited Learner Support and Childcare Fund, if you:
- are enrolled on one of our an Adult Skills Budget (ASB) funded courses
- are aged 19 or over
- have been resident in the UK for 3 years before the course start date
The support you could get depends on your circumstances. We may be able to help you with:
- tuition fees
- examination and accreditation fees
- books or equipment
- educational visits
- external registration fees
- travel to placements, where essential for the course
- childcare fees
We may be able to help with childcare costs if you are over 20 years-old. Childcare must be with an Ofsted-registered provider, such as a registered child minder, crèche, nursery or pre-school. Payment will be made directly to the childcare provider.
We also have a pre-school within Grays Adult Education College.
Find out about:
Who is eligible
If you are on a course that is eligible, the type of help you may get will depend on your personal circumstances.
|Your circumstances||Assistance||Ask for form|
|Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA (WRAG), Universal Credit, earning less than £330 per month||You may get help with:
||LSF1, and CSF1 for childcare|
|In receipt of an income-related benefit/child tax credit. Unemployed and actively seeking employment||You may get help with:
|In receipt of an income-related benefit. Unemployed but not seeking employment||You can make an application for financial assistance on childcare.||LSF2|
|An unwaged dependent of a partner in receipt of JSA or another state benefit||You can make an application for financial assistance on childcare.||LSF2|
The percentage of tuition fees that may be funded depends on your household income.
|Band||Single household||Joint household||Percentage of tuition fees funded|
|1||Under £15,000||Under £21,000||100%|
|2||Between £15,001 and £21,000||Between £21,001 and £27,000||50%|
Applying for funding
If you think you are eligible for funding, ask us for an application form.
We will send you a written letter telling you the result of your application.
If the application is unsuccessful, the letter will give you details of the appeal process.
: 0800 783 7733 or 01375 372 476
Textphone 01375 399 384