Further Education Grants

The Education Authority offers a limited number of Further Education Grants each year for full and part-time courses for students undertaking courses up to and including Level 3.


Due to the closure of the Further Education Colleges, students should remain in contact with their course co-ordinator in the College to make sure they are aware of what the plans are for the continuation of the course.

The Education Authority (EA) where possible, will aim to pay Further Education grants 3rd instalment directly to the student’s bank account during the second week in April.  

Childcare Grant – for those in receipt of a Further Education Childcare Grant EA will continue to pay the childcare provider where the student continues to study remotely.

The situation is under ongoing review dependent upon any new government plans.

Are you aged 19 or over? Not sure how you will support yourself in College?

Further Education Grants are available for full time and part time Level 1, 2 & 3 courses.

Contact our FE Grants team on 028 8225 4546 or by email to fegrants@eani.org.uk for advice on grants for living costs, fees & childcare costs.

Applications for 2020/21 academic session will be available from April 2020 onwards.

For information on financial support for higher education and undergraduate/postgraduate courses please visit our Student Finance page.

Last updated: 20/03/2020