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Secondary Education Committee grants

Closing date: Saturday, 30th October 2021

The Secondary Education Committee (SEC) supports Protestant families in exercising their right to attend Protestant–managed schools in the Republic of Ireland.  Established in 1968, the SEC administers the Protestant Block Grant, through which necessitous members of the Protestant community can receive financial support to defray part of the costs associated with their children’s attendance at a school that accords with their own religious ethos.

The SEC operates an annual grants programme through which applicants are comprehensively means tested and, subject to certain eligibility criteria, receive a grant amount that is paid directly to the schools to reduce the amount of fees they pay. The grant is tenable in 21 Protestant–managed schools and is available for both day and boarding pupils. Grants are processed through an online application programme that runs from November to May each year, and the SEC provides a telephone and email support programme to assist applicants.

The Board of Education (Republic of Ireland) represents the Church of Ireland in all educational matters applying to the State, including as an education partner with the Department of Education and Skills and other educational bodies.  It also supports religious education in primary schools under Protestant management and provides support, training and advice to primary level patrons and boards of management.

Dr Ken Fennelly

Secretary, Board of Education (RI)
Church of Ireland House
Church Avenue
Dublin 6
D06 CF67
+353 (0)1 4125 609


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