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Grants and Loans

Budgeting Loans and Exceptional Needs Grants

A Budgeting Loan is an interest free loan to help you and your family spread the cost of items other than regular expenses. If you or your partner have been getting Income Support or income based Jobseeker's Allowance for at least 4 weeks you may be eligible for a loan. Budgeting Loans have to be paid back to the Social Security Division of the Treasury.

Student grants

The Department of Education and Children provides financial support for students undertaking further or higher education, subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Vocational Training Assistance Scheme

The Vocational Training Assistance Scheme ('VTAS') is a discretionary scheme operated by the Department of Economic Development which can provide financial assistance to both businesses and individuals wishing to undertake vocational training.

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