Bursary Scheme

BursarySchemeWebImageOur Bursary Scheme provides help for people living in the Allenton Big Local area who are facing barriers to employment, further education or training.

Eligible residents can apply for support to help them get back into work, or enable them to access education and training opportunities to improve their career prospects. Applicants can apply for up to £500 towards the cost of course fees. Those with childcare or caring responsibilities can also apply for up to £500 towards the cost of a childminder, day nursery, or care for an adult dependent (these costs must be incurred as a direct result of attending the supported educational or training course).

Applicants must be aged 16 or over and either be seeking employment or looking to improve their career prospects through training or further education.  Please note that no money will be paid directly to individual applicants.

A limit of £1,000 per applicant will apply in each academic year (£500 course fees, plus £500 for childcare/adult care or other reasonable expenses).

Eligibility: Applicants must be aged 16 or over and live in the Allenton Big Local area. They will need to complete, sign and submit an application form which will be considered by the Allenton Big Local Employment Sub Group panel.

The process: Applications are considered on an individual basis by a small panel made up of members of the Allenton Big Local Training and Employment sub-group. Any financial support provided will be paid to a third party provider, and not to the applicant directly. Allenton Big Local will pay invoices for courses submitted by organisations such as Derby Adult Learning, Derby College, the University of Derby or another recognised education or training provider. Support for childcare or carer services will paid on receipt of invoices from a registered childminder, day nursery or care service provider. Other expenses will be considered and administered on a case by case basis.

Download an application form.

Further information and guidance is available in the guidance notes.

The Bursary Scheme is delivered as part of our Priority 3 activities - Creating opportunities for training and employment


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