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Manage your social work bursary

Once you have your bursary, you can check your payment dates and keep us updated about your circumstances.

Change of circumstances

It’s important that you let us know straight away if your personal circumstances change so we can keep your details up to date. This is especially important for postgraduate students as a change in circumstances could affect the amount of bursary you receive.

You should notify us about a change of:

  • address or contact details
  • bank details
  • course or university
  • course attendance, for example if there is a break in training or period of interruption

Postgraduate students also need to let us know about a change of:

  • living arrangement
  • income relating to additional allowances, for example, Adult Dependants Allowance
  • childcare arrangements or additional children

Change of address or contact details

Change of bank details

  • Complete a Notification of change of bank account form and post it back to us.

Change of Bank Account Form

Change of childcare costs or provider (postgraduate students)

  • Complete a new Childcare Allowance application form and post it back to us, together with a covering letter.

Childcare Allowance Application Form 2017/18

Change of living arrangements

If you marry, divorce, separate or move in with a partner, you may need to inform us as your bursary may be made up of elements that are income assessed or make allowances for dependents

You’ll need to make a new application if the change affects your bursary entitlement. If you aren’t sure, please contact us.

Write to us at:

Social Work Bursaries
PO Box 141
Hesketh House
200-220
Broadway
Fleetwood
FY7 9AS

Bursary payment dates

Bursary payment dates

Bursaries are paid:

  • in 3 equal instalments each academic year.
  • into your bank account at the start of each term

Your first payment will only be made when your university / college has confirmed that you have started your course.

Social work bursary payment dates

Instalment

Autumn 2016 starters

Payment dates

Winter 2017 starters

Payment dates

1st We'll pay your first instalment within 10 working days of receiving confirmation you've started your course (or within 10 working days from the date of your bursary notification letter if it's later).
2nd 6 January 2017 13 April 2017
3rd 13 April 2017 7 August 2017

Postgraduate allowance payment dates

Placement Travel Allowance (PTA)

  • If you’re on the capping list, your PTA will be included in your monthly bursary instalments.
  • If you’re eligible but not on the capping list, your PTA will usually be paid in one instalment within 10 working days of us receiving confirmation that you‘ve started your course.

Childcare Allowance (CA)

Your CA will be paid in 3 installments:

Instalment Date normally paid by:
1st

We'll pay your first instalment within 10 working days of receiving confirmation you've started your course (or within 10 working days from the date of your bursary notification letter if it's later).

2nd  After your childcare provider has verified the amount spent the previous term.
3rd After your childcare provider has verified the amount spent the previous term.

 

Additional financial help available

For undergraduates, the only financial help we offer is the basic bursary. You should contact Student Finance England to find out about any additional support you may be entitled to.

For postgraduates, you may be able to apply for additional allowances.