Bursary/Financial Support

We understand that being a student in financial hardship can be a huge hurdle to overcome. Funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with attending college such as travel, essential kits, uniforms, materials and childcare, etc. 

You may be eligible to access financial support through the following funds during the academic year: 

  • 16 to 19 Bursary (including free college meals) 
  • 16 to 19 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary 
  • 19+ Adult Bursary 
  • Advanced Learner Loan Bursary 
  • 20+ Childcare 

Each fund has different eligibility rules depending on age, course funding, household income, receipt of means-tested benefits and personal circumstances.  The criteria changes each year. 

16-18 

For September 2023, if you are aged between 16-18 and your household income is below £28,000 you may be eligible for help with kit/equipment, uniform and travel. If your household income is between £28,000 and £40,000, you may be eligible for help with travel only. 

Find out more about the 16-19 Bursary and 16-19 Vulnerable Young Person Bursary here.

19+ 

For September 2023, if you are aged 19+ and your household income is below £30,000 you may be eligible for help with kit/equipment, uniform and travel. If your household income is between £30,000 and £40,000, you may be eligible for help with travel only. 

Find out more about the 19+ Bursary here.

Before applying, please read the information carefully to check that you are eligible to access funds.  If you need any advice, contact our Student & Apprentice Services Team who can provide advice on what you may be eligible to receive. 

Telephone:  01246 500500 option 2 

Email:  bursary@chesterfield.ac.uk   

How to apply 

Applications for bursaries open at the end of June 2023. If you are a returning student starting a new course you must submit a new application for the new academic year. 

You will need to complete an application form which will be made available below once applications open.  Simply download the form and complete it carefully following the instructions set out within the document.  If you have any problems downloading and printing this form, please feel free to collect a paper copy from the main college reception on Infirmary Road. 

Once completed in full, you will then need to email the form and all supporting evidence to bursary@Chesterfield.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can hand in the completed application form to the Student & Apprentice Services Hub.  

The deadline for applications is the 20th of October 2023.  Funds are limited and will be awarded based on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Download the 2023/2024 bursary application form here.

Download the 19+ Childcare Support Application Form Here.