The Education grant is provided to assist in meeting a child's maintenance cost at secondary school, such as transportation and other school related expenses. The maximum amount you can receive is TT$500.00 per child per month, up to a maximum of four children. The grant is provided every month while the child is attending secondary school, and it is reviewed annually by the Local Social Welfare Board. This grant is usually provided to households receiving financial assistance from the state.
Who is eligible to receive this grant?
Children of welfare recipients attending secondary school are eligible to receive this grant.
How do I apply?
If your child is eligible, you must visit the Social Welfare Division office in your district and speak to an officer. The officer will fill out an application form and your application will be reviewed.
Please follow the link below for a list of Social Welfare Division office locations.
What documents do I need?
- Recent school report on the child. Follow the link below to obtain a School Report Form, to be completed by the school's Principal and presented to the social welfare officer.
- Any other relevant documents requested by a social welfare officer.
Where can I find more information?
For more information on how to apply for this grant and the eligibility criteria, please contact the Social Welfare Division office in your district.