Overview of SEC Grant Process 2020/21

1. Applicants who have submitted a Registration Form for the current school year (2019/20) will be automatically emailed a 2020/21 grant Registration Form, whether they received a grant or not. If you are applying for the grant for the first time (new applicants) for 2020/21, you must request a Registration Form from the school which has allocated your child a place for 2020/21.

2. You will receive a confirmation email when you have successfully submitted your Registration Form.

3. Once the Registration Form is processed by the SEC office you will be emailed an Application Form.

4. You will be sent a unique password by SMS to open the Application Form.

5. You will receive a confirmation email when you have successfully completed and submitted your Application Form.

6. You will receive an email containing a specific list of documents that you will need to provide to the SEC.

7. Print the Application Form once you have emailed it. Sign the printed application form. Bring the form to be signed by your minister of your religious denomination. Post the printed, signed application form and all supporting documents to SEC office, P.O Box 12924, Dublin 14.

8. Once your envelope is checked for all correct documents, you will receive a confirmation email. If there are documents missing from your application, you will receive an email advising that your application form and supporting documents are being returned by post to you. Your returned application will include a letter listing the missing documents/information.

9. Once all correct documents are received by the SEC your application will be Means Tested.

10. Notification of grant: You will be emailed the outcome once all applications have been processed in late April/ early May. Grants are normally paid in three termly installments directly to the school and credited to your school bill. Your child must continue in an SEC school each term in order to continue to receive the grant. The SEC will verify this directly with the school prior to paying the three termly installments.

  • For guidelines on how to fill in the Registration Form, please see: Registration Form
  • For guidelines on how to fill in the Application Form, please see: Application Form

You may be emailed for clarification or additional information at all stages of the grant application process.

You must reply by the deadline date given in any email or letter. If you do not do so your application will be declined.

Check your email inbox regularly for emails from the SEC

You should also check your junk/spam mail folder for expected emails from the SEC