Who can apply for the Duke of Edinburgh Bursary?

The Applicant must be an employee or pensioner of Royal Mail or Post Office Ltd. (The pensioner must be currently in receipt of a retirement or medical retirement pension, or be a former employee whose employment was ceased on medical severance terms not more than two years prior to the date of application and who is unemployed and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, PIP or equivalent state benefit).

The Applicant must have parental (or substantial financial and emotional) responsibility for the young person for whom the bursary/grant is sought (but does not have to be a parent with residence). The award is made to the applicant, not the young person or student.

If the applicant is not the parent with residence, then the consent of the person with whom the child resides (or has a residence order) must be obtained before the application is made.

Who is eligible to receive a bursary?

The young person for whom the bursary/grant is sought must be under the age of 18 at the date of application.

The young person for whom the bursary/grant is sought must be enrolled in a Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

Awards will be capped at one per child, regardless of how many Duke of Edinburgh awards are completed.

The young person must be dependent on the parent(s) and must be in full time primary or secondary education or further education and not be in full time employment (paid or not). If in part time employment, then this must not exceed 16 hours per week.

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