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Free meals bursary

Good nutrition is important to be able to focus on your learning. If you are eligible, this bursary provides you with a free breakfast or lunch for the days you are in college.
 

For students aged 16 to 18

We can provide a free breakfast or lunch on the days when you are in college and support. Eligible students will be able to present their ID card at the refectory till to claim their free college meal entitlement. 

If your programme requires you to take part in a placement outside of college, we will provide you with a supermarket voucher or if there is no supermarket a cash advance may be given in place of your free college meal. 

N.B. While Universal Credit is being rolled out, students who were eligible for free meals immediately prior to 1 April 2018 will continue to be eligible for free meals until the end of their course of study.
 

For students aged 19+

If you are aged 19 or over and you are continuing on a study programme and you began the previous academic year (‘19+ continuers’) or if you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). 

Eligible students will be able to present their ID card at the refectory till to claim their free college meal entitlement. 

If your programme requires you to take part in a placement outside of college, we will provide you with a supermarket voucher. If there is no supermarket, a cash advance may be given in place of your free college meal.