19+ Learning Support Fund

If you are 19+ and need help with College related expenses such as travel, trips and uniform then you may be eligible for the Learner Support Fund.

Who could get help?

Anyone who is enrolled on an ESFA funded course at Wigan & Leigh College

And

  • In receipt of a means tested benefit
  • Or on a low income
  • Or ex-military personnel
  • Have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the British Isles or European Union for purposes other than education for the last 3 years (NB. Asylum Seekers may apply for assistance with course fees and travel in the form of a travel pass)

What could I get help with?

  • Travel to College
  • Course/exam fees (including resits)
  • Books and electronic resources (software)
  • College trips
  • Travel support for attending university or job interviews
  • Equipment/materials (to enhance employability opportunities)
  • Uniform, clothing and PPE that is recommended to support industry standards

When can I apply?

We recommend that all students who require support apply as soon as they enrol onto their course to receive maximum benefit from the support fund.

How can I apply?

An application form is available from the link below. Please read the guidance notes before completing the form.

Please ensure you return the application form with the relevant evidence.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM with guidance notes

Please note full cost courses are not applicable for this support fund.