Cash boost for college students in North Lincolnshire with over £500k invested, levelling up and helping out

Transport and Streets
16:01, Friday, 27th May 2022

A popular council policy has been extended once again, when funding was prioritised at the recent council budget.

Students from across North Lincolnshire will be able benefit from council support to enable them to get to and from education.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for Children and Young people, said:

“I am delighted that the Council is again committing real financial support for eligible students with a travel grant of £315 per year.

“Working together with the colleges and the transport providers has meant we are able to provide affordable travel for young people and their parents, particularly those in the rural communities, to get to and from our fantastic college and education facilities.”

“Additionally, we are continuing to support our special needs student education transport providing specialist service where necessary. We are also supporting independent travel training in order that they can access public transport and acquire this important life-skill.”

North Lincolnshire Council has made available more than a half a million pounds this year.

The council wants to promote buses and public transport through this grant and encourage students wherever possible to use environmentally sustainable forms of transport. To apply for the grant, students should contact their existing or preferred college.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Supporting families and young people is a real priority for our council, particularly when we are experiencing the challenges of global inflation pressures.

“Many councils expect students to pay and some up to £1000 for travel to access further education, in North Lincolnshire we value the contribution that young people make in our community and we are keeping our promise to support families helping them access the potential that post 16 education can provide.”