July Education Programme

July Education Programme

The scheme provides funding for an extended school year for children with a severe or profound general learning disability or children with autism. The extended year is more commonly known as July Provision or the July Education Programme. Where school-based provision is not feasible, home-based provision may be granted.

Where an eligible school participates in the programme, an extra month's education is provided to a pupil who meets the scheme's criteria. Where school-based provision is not feasible, 40 hours home-based provision may be grant aided.

Home Based Programme 2018

The Department is pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Home Based July Provision Programme.

Parents/Legal Guardians are requested to read the Information Note before they complete the Application Form.

Parents should note that:

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before 04 May 2018.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications to avail of the Home Based July Provision Grant Scheme is 18 May 2018.
Applications will not be accepted after this date.

School Based Programme 2018

All eligible schools have been invited to participate in the 2018 School Based July Programme. Relevant programme documents are included below:


Contact Home Based Programme

Email:   JulyProvision2018@education.gov.ie

Phone: (090) 648 3839

Address: July Provision Unit, Special Education Section, Department of Education & Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath, N37 X659


Contact School Based Programme

Email: july_programmeschool@education.gov.ie

Phone: 0761 108630 / 0761 108631