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 2019

The Department is pleased to announce the details of the 2019 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 26 April 2019.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications to avail of the Home Based July Provision Grant Scheme is 17 May 2019.
Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Announcement 15th November 2019: Reminder!

Parents/Legal Guardians and Tutors are reminded that Home Based July Provision 2019 Section will close with effect from 22nd November 2019.

Queries after that date may be emailed to the Department as follows:

  • If your query refers to a payment claim form that has yet to be submitted or an existing payment that has yet to be issued it may be e-mailed to julyprovisionhome@education.gov.ie which will be monitored in the interim.
  • If your query relates to the Home Based July Provision Scheme for 2020 it may be e-mailed to special_education@education.gov.ie

See also

School Based Programme 2019

All eligible schools will be invited to participate in the 2019 School Based July Provision in due course.


Contact Home Based Programme

Email: julyprovisionhome@education.gov.ie 

Contact School Based Programme

Email: july_programmeschool@education.gov.ie