Grants for education and equipment purchases

Disabled individuals with long-term support needs may be eligible for grants to cover the cost of education and equipment such as computers. The aim of these grants is to increase their participation in social life and the workforce by facilitating access to education, skills, and experience.  

Can I apply for a grant?  

To be eligible for these grants, you must:  

  • Have a permanent address in Reykjavík. 
  • Be 18 years of age or older. 
  • To be recognized as disabled in accordance with the Act on Services for Disabled People with Long-Term Support Needs, No 38/2018

What documents do I need to provide?

Supporting documents for the education grant application

  • Receipts for educational fees or expenses for educational products.

Supporting documents for the equipment purchases grant application

  • Receipts for the purchase of equipment.

What happens next?

Applications are processed once a year in September. If your application is approved, the grant will be deposited into the bank account you provided on your application. An approved grant can offer applicants up to 60,000 kr. per year per grant.

If your application is denied, and you believe there are exceptional circumstances, you can request a review by the Welfare Council Appeal Board.


Where can I find out more?

Grants for education and equipment are provided based on the following laws and regulations: 

For more information about education and equipment grants, please contact staff of service centers. You can also call the Reykjavík City Service Center at: 411 11 11 or email