Learner Support Fund (LSF) – Finance to Flourish
Applying for LSF
To apply for the Learner Support Fund, visit the PayMyStudent portal:
Types of Support
Learner Support Fund (LSF)
If you have a household income of £37,398 or below or someone in the household is in receipt of certain benefits, you could receive financial help to support you with college costs such as meals, uniform, equipment and childcare. We will need to see evidence of the household income you receive.
All funds are distributed on a needs basis and are subject to affordability. Funds are finite and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Funding is available to students studying a course which is funded by the ESFA. You cannot receive this support if you are aged under 16, studying a HE course, Apprenticeship or any other course not funded by the ESFA.
The amount of funding available to you is dependent on your total household income; the thresholds for support are as follows:
Band 1 – Up to £25,245.99
Band 2 – £25,246 – £30,852.99
Band 3 – £30,853 – £37,398
Students in Band 1 may get up to 100% of any approved award; Band 2 – 60% and Band 3 – 30%.
The benefits you receive and the number of dependants in the household may also be taken into account when your application is assessed.
What Can I Claim Support For?
If you are 16-18 years old on 31/08/2021 and one of the following applies to you, you may be able to access a bursary paid weekly, of up to £1,200 per year.
Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is based on financial need.
Direct payments are only made when a student meets certain eligibility criteria. Any payments made to you will be paid by BACS. Bank details must be in the student’s name.
We can also make payment in kind. Part time students will be funded on a pro rata basis.
ALL AWARDS MADE ARE SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE AND BEHAVIOUR.
Please contact us if you have any queries regarding LSF using the following details:
Student Hub, Whittingham Road
Student Hub, Shenstone House
Live Chat – www.halesowen.ac.uk
Phone – 0121 602 7888
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org