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As an apprentice at Lancaster & Morecambe College, you may be entitled to funding to support you in your studies. This could include free or discounted bus passes, refunds for travel expenses, hardship funding, or the Apprenticeship Care Leavers' Bursary.
Lancashire County Council (LCC) will provide you with a bus pass if you're aged 16-18 and live in Lancashire. Your bus pass will be posted to your home address and renewed every 4 weeks until you reach your 19th birthday.
You will need to complete an LCC application form (contact the Student Money Team) and provide a passport-style photo.
If you're an apprentice living in one of our Free Bus Service destinations, you can use the Free Bus to attend your day at College.
If you are aged 19-24 and live in the Lancaster & Morecambe district, LMC will refund the equivalent cost of a 4-weekly bus pass for a maximum of 12 months whilst on your Apprenticeship (this is charitable funding provided by Banks Lyon)
Apprentices not eligible for a LCC pass, and those living outside of Lancashire (e.g. Cumbria and Yorkshire) AND living 2+ miles from their place of employment, LMC will refund the equivalent cost of a 4-weekly bus pass for a maximum of 12 months whilst on your Apprenticeship (this is charitable funding provided by Orsted Energy through Grantscape)
Please contact the Student Money Team for the appropriate application form.
The Apprenticeship Hardship Funding is a weekly payment for a specified number of weeks, and exists to help apprentices who are in financial difficulties due to being made redundant or losing their job.
In addition, the College will support apprentices who are not being paid as a direct result of Covid-19, for example, if the employer is not paying the apprentice to self-isolate. A block payment will be made for a maximum of 2 weeks.
Please contact your Apprenticeship Co-ordinator if you wish to apply to the Hardship Fund. Your Co-ordinator completes the form with you and they submit the form to the Apprenticeship Manager.
A single, one off payment of £3,000 can be paid to eligible apprentices who began their Apprenticeship on or after 1 August 2023, and who have not previously received the Care Leavers’ Bursary.
To be eligible you must be either:
Please contact the Student Money Team for an application form
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*Please note, these Apprenticeship Funding routes have been funded by local charities and trust funds which cannot support Lancashire Football Education or JTL apprentices.