The Remote Area Boarding Grant scheme makes provision for the payment of grants in respect of pupils whose normal place of residence is outside the range of public transport services to a school providing suitable free second-level education. The full terms of the scheme are outlined in Circular 0016/2016 .
To qualify for a boarding grant, an applicant must be:
Pupils resident on off-shore islands that do not have a school providing suitable free second-level education may also qualify for assistance under the scheme.
The maximum grant payable under the scheme from the commencement of the current school year may not exceed € 4,947 per pupil per annum.
The grant is payable quarterly in arrears to the parent/guardian, whichever is appropriate, subject to verification by the school that the pupil has been in full-time attendance for the period concerned and a provision of a statement of the annual maintenance charge.
Complete the application form attached to Circular 0016/2016 and send it to:
Department of Education and Skills, Remote Area Boarding Grant, Schools Division Financial Section, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X659
Address: Remote Area Boarding Grant, Schools Division Financial Section, Department of Education and Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 X659
Phone: (090) 648 3957