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Post 16 Bursaries, Funding and Transport Programme

Post-16 Transport Information

Cambridgeshire County Council have a helpful booklet available at the bottom of this page with information about post-16 transport.

16-19 Bursary Fund

Students may be eligible for this bursary when they leave SVC and go onto College or Sixth Form.

Please visit for more information.

Soham Moor Old Grammar School Fund

This Charity utilises monies raised from rents from their land to assist young people in Soham in their education. Where possible, the Charity makes donations to each of the four Soham Schools annually. The monies are to be utilised for the benefit of disadvantaged children in their education.

Furthermore college and university students may apply to the charity by the 1st September in any year for a grant towards the cost of books or other materials. Where a grant is awarded costs are reimbursed.

A form to apply for a student grant may be downloaded from the website;

For more details contact the clerk: Jennifer Millard

Telephone: 01353 654919                                                                                                              


The Bishop Laney Foundation

Charity Registration No. 311306

41 St. Mary's Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4HF

Bishop Laney died on 24th January 1674, bequesting his estate into a charitable trust. The present day income from this trust must be applied in fulfilling the following objects:-

In providing financial assistance, outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to enable beneficiaries on leaving school, university or other educational establishment to prepare for or assist their entry into a profession, trade or calling. In awarding exhibitions or grants tenable to any secondary school, college, education, university or other institution of further (including professional and technical) education. In otherwise promoting the education (including social and physical training) of beneficiaries. "Beneficiaries", means persons under the age of 25 years, who are resident in the parishes of Ely, Soham or their neighbouring villages within the county of Cambridgeshire.

A typical grant for University would be £250 in the first year and £150 in subsequent years though this may be varied depending on the specific course and its needs. Those people entering an apprenticeship as perhaps a hairdresser, electrician, carpenter or plumber will be eligible for £600 over the period of their apprenticeship. All decisions on payment of grants are made by the six trustees, collectively, who meet approximately four times a year.

If you feel you may be eligible either Telephone: 01353 662595 and ask for Richard or Barbara and you will be sent an application form. 

Alternatively you can download an application form from: