The 16 to 19 bursary is designed to support young people aged 16-19 to continue in education or training in sixth forms, academies or providers. The fund is designed to remove barriers to participation. It is not designed to be a cash incentive to participate in education or training. It is intended that these funds should target those who are experiencing severe financial hardship. All beneficiaries of this fund will need to meet eligibility criteria and conditions as laid out by the Academy. Failure to do so will result in bursaries not being awarded or withdrawn. As a point of principle bursary funds should not be used to displace other types of support available to young people e.g. childcare costs should not be covered that can be covered via Care to Learn or Transport costs that are met by the Local Authority.