Mulberry Stepney Green uses household income as the main eligibility criterion, using Tax Credits forms (TC602), evidence of income from self-employment, a P60, or 3 to 6 months worth of bank statements as evidence. However, we do consider that different students have different support requirements, and each individual will have their own circumstances to consider. For example, the number of dependent children in a family, transport costs or costs for specialised equipment or books may also impact on the amount of money a student is awarded.
Students who are in receipt of either vulnerable or discretionary bursary payments must have their own bank or Post Office account so that payments can be made. The money is to be used specifically to support a student’s education and must be used in accordance with government guidance.