What Special Education Furniture and Equipment Grants are
A scheme of grants is available to purchase educational equipment for primary and post-primary pupils who have been diagnosed with serious physical or communicative disabilities.
€6,500 per Special Needs Class
an additional €7,000 for equipment for departmentally approved multi-sensory rooms
Grant aid is also provided for specific items such as chairs and tables. The purpose of the grant aid is to provide pupils with furniture and equipment that will directly help them in their education journey.
Schools must apply directly to the Department of Education Devolved Projects Section furniture and equipment. Applications must be supported by a report from a professional who has assessed the pupil.
After receiving a full application, the department will advise schools on the level of grant approved.
Schools must wait for the approval of the department before purchasing equipment.
Information such as delivery, invoice records and money spent must be kept in the school as it may be requested at a later stage.