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The learner finance team are on hand to assist learners with arranging financial support for their upcoming course.

16-19 Years Funding

16-19 Learner Financial Support Application form

For our 16-19 (19 years old with an EHCP) learners we can assist with Travel passes, Equipment and uniform costs and free meals. For further details click here or contact the Student Finance Team at or call 023 8091 1200.

We have support for 19+ learners and learners that have been approved for the Advance Learner Loan; this ranges from termly bursary payments to assist with their travel to and from college, up to 50% off childcare costs, Equipment and uniform and free meals (for 19+ learners with an EHCP). For further details click here.

Free College Meals

If you received free meals at school and are now aged 16-18, or are 19-24 and have an Educational Health & Care Plan (EHCP), you may be entitled to free college meals. To check eligibility and apply, visit Hampshire County Council's Free Meals portal.

Apply for free college meals.

Support with Childcare

If you are under 20 years old, the Government's 'Care to Learn' scheme can help with childcare costs while you study.

Apply for the Care to Learn scheme.


Depending on each learner’s financial situation, we can provide fully funded/discounted travel passes.

You can plan your journey to and from college on the travel company’s websites.