We provide means-tested financial aid to support necessitous Protestants attending secondary schools under Protestant management. The Protestant Block Grant scheme has been funded by the Department of Education since 1968.


The 2022/23 SEC Grant application has now closed.

The 2023/24 SEC Grant will open for application in October 2022


Review the Eligibility Criteria for the SEC grant and list of schools participating in the scheme.


See the list of Recognised Protestant denominations that can apply for the grant and access your downloadable verification of religion form.

How to apply

How to apply for SEC Grant, and documents needed to support your application.

Click here to test your possible grant allocation.