A scheme of grants is available towards the purchase of equipment for educational purposes for the use of pupils in primary and post-primary schools who have been diagnosed as having serious physical and/or communicative disabilities.
Schools must apply directly to the Department of Education for furniture and equipment, their applications must be supported by a report from a professional who assessed the pupil.
Level of Grant Aid available
€6,500 per Special Needs Class and
an additional €7,000 for equipment for departmentally approved multi-sensory rooms.
Grant aid is also provided for specific items such as chairs, tables etc. The purpose of the grant aid is to provide the pupils in question with furniture and equipment of direct educational benefit to them.