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Funding, Bursaries & Loans


If you are facing financial hardship, please speak to our Student Money and Rights Adviser. They can offer advice on support that may be available to you as a student of Buxton and Leek College. This support may be limited to students studying certain subjects, living in certain areas, or of a specific age group. If you qualify in some way, you may be eligible for:

  • A bursary – which you wouldn’t have to pay back
  • A loan – which you would have to pay back
  • A charitable trust to purchase goods on your behalf

Bursary Funding

The 16 – 19 Vulnerable Bursary Fund

The 16 – 19 Vulnerable Bursary is an element of the 16-19 Bursary Fund for Students that are most in need and unlikely to be receiving financial assistance from parents or carers.

Students who are not eligible for this part of the fund should check their eligibility for the 16-19 Bursary Fund instead.

What is the Vulnerable Bursary?
What evidence for the Vulnerable Bursary is required when I submit my application?
How do I apply?


The 16 – 19 Bursary fund is a discretionary and limited source of financial help for students who are experiencing hardship.

Are you studying with us in September 2020?
What is the 16-19 Bursary Fund?
Am I eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund?

What additional course costs can I apply for?
What evidence for the 16 - 19 Bursary is required when I submit my application?
How do I apply?

Free college meals

If you are a College student studying at Buxton and Leek College you may be eligible for Free College Meals. If eligible, an allowance will be provided for the days that you are in college and on placement.

This allowance can be redeemed in the Balcony Cafe and the Dome cafe at Buxton and the Gallery at Leek.

Am I eligible?
How do I apply?
  • Childcare funding

    Do you have Children and want to study at College?

    What funding is available if I am a parent aged 16 - 19 years old?
    What funding is available if I am a parent aged 20+?
    COVID 19 FAQ
    Are you studying with us in September 2020?
    External Childcare funding?


    Buxton & Leek College is part of the University of Derby. Eligible students who choose to continue their studies by moving into higher education at the University of Derby will receive a £1,000.00 Financial Boost (£900 as a cash award plus a £100 study resource card for Blackwell’s Bookshop). For further information on the Buxton and Leek College Bursary and other Financial Support available to University of Derby students click here.

    Charitable Funding

    Charitable funding

    Information for Careleavers


    Facing Homelessness


    Money Management

    Managing your Finances

    Thinking Ahead

    our Student Money and Rights Adviser

    Our Student  Money and Rights Adviser Eleanor Ives is here to assist you with any questions you may have, or with any difficulties you may encounter.

    Appointments are available in person (subject to Covid 19 restrictions) or via telephone, please contact us for further details.

    Contact Details

    Contact Us

    Opening times: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Student Money and Rights Team
    Clarendon House
    1 Devonshire Road
    SK17 6RY

    T: 01298 330 817 (Helpline Mon- Fri 1pm-2pm)