Special Needs and Tuition Grants

Who we are

We are a financial payment section with responsibility for the processing of various grants to schools and to parents in respect of children with special educational needs. We also issue payments to various organisations, projects, companies and individuals on behalf of other sections within the Department of Education.

What we do

We process the payment of various grant aid for such schemes as the

  • Home Tuition Grant Scheme
  • Irish Sign Language Scheme
  • Typing Scheme
  • Assistive Technology grant scheme for primary schools

In addition to other payments and grants to various projects, companies and individuals on behalf of the Department.

Claim forms for the current school year:

All applicants seeking the payment of grant aid or funding must complete a specific claim form in order for that funding to be processed and issued. Please see the following links to claim forms in use by this section:

Home Tuition Forms

Assistive Technology Forms

Other Forms

Applicants should be aware that only current claim forms can be accepted and that applications for grant aid using previous claim forms cannot be accepted.

These claim forms are also available in the Popular Forms area of the website.


Address: Special Needs and Tuition Grants (SNTG) Unit,
Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone,
County Westmeath.
N37 X659

(090) 648 3827

Home Tuition Payment Queries


Assistive Technology Payment Queries