Transport & Bursary Support

For many students (and their parents and carers), getting from home to college can be a source of worry and anxiety, especially if you are not used to travelling independently or if you have a disability which makes travelling more difficult. Here at Greenbank, we want to make things easy for you. On this page you will find useful links and information to make this part of your student journey less stressful.

If you are aged 16-18 

Parents and carers of students up to the age of 18 with a SEND (special education need or disability) can apply for help with transport to and from school or college by making an online application through the the following websites depending on which borough you live in:

How to apply for a Bursary

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a Bursary from Greenbank College to help toward the cost of transport and also college meals.

To apply for bursary, please complete one of the following online forms as appropriate:  

If you are aged 19-24

Students aged 19 to 24 with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) are also eligible to apply for the Bursary from Greenbank College to cover the cost of taxis to and from college, and provide support towards the cost of college meals. If you are a parent or carer of a student aged 19-24 with an EHCP, please complete one of the eligibility screening forms above.

If you are aged 19-24 and you have an assigned Social Worker, you may be entitled to support with travel costs from Liverpool City Council. If this is the case, parents and carers of students with a SEND who are aged 19-24 will need to call Careline on 0151 233 3019 to discuss their individual transport needs.

If you have a disability

Did you know that you can apply for free bus pass from Merseytravel if you have a registered disability?For more information and to submit a claim, simply click on the link below:

Independent Travel Training

The Independent Travel Training team at Liverpool City Council offers travel training to young people up to the age of 18 who currently can’t get to  college independently because of their special educational needs or disability. Through practical and classroom-based sessions with a trainer, each young person gains the skills needed to take that journey independently. They could also gain an Open Awards qualification which formally recognises their achievement. 

For more information, visit their website: Independent Travel Training