In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Breckland Council has launched a new £1000 education bursary scheme, providing financial assistance to residents who might otherwise struggle to access further education for reasons such as low income, care leaver, health status or vulnerability.

The £1000 bursary scheme will apply to residents who want to study aged 16 and over, living in Breckland and studying a formal qualification in subjects that provide a contribution to enhance Breckland communities. This contribution could be by improving wellbeing, enriching the environment, or reducing isolation. The bursary scheme will run for the duration of the Jubilee year and will be open to students who have a placement agreed, be enrolled on, or already attending a course.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health and Communities at Breckland Council commented: “I am delighted to launch our Platinum Jubilee Education bursary, which I feel is an amazing way to celebrate the Queen’s long service to our country, and provide a local educational legacy for years to come. This unique bursary programme will certainly help create life changing opportunities for determined students across Breckland and benefit the wider district community. ” For further information on how to apply visit

(Source: Breckland Council)