Local students to benefit from cash boost to get to college

Schools, Libraries and Learning
14:52, Wednesday, 26th May 2021

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 s 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.”

North Lincolnshire Council has made available more than a quarter of a million pounds a 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.

“Many councils expect students to pay hundreds of pounds to access further education, in North Lincolnshire we value the contribution that young people make in our community and we try to support families to help them access the potential that post 16 education can provide.”