Seven Carlow schools to receive funding for building improvements– DEERING

20th March, 2014

 

Summer Works Scheme is good for schools and good for job

Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the announcement that seven schools in Carloware to receive funding under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme. The €36 million Department of Education and Science scheme provides for building maintenance and improvement works in 386 schools across every county in Ireland.

 “I am delighted that seven Carlow schools are to receive funding for building maintenance and improvement works under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme. The schools listed for grants are: Ballyconnell NS, Tynock NS, Ballinabranna NS, Myshall NS, St. Joseph’s NS, Carlow, Leighlinbridge NS and PDLS Muinebeag.

“The schools listed under the scheme can find instructions on how to tender for the funding using the Esinet Portal on the Department of Education and Skills website.

“The scheme is used by schools to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. The first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects – Gas, Electrical & Mechanical. Almost 1300 students to benefit from the works carried out.

“A second round of the scheme will be announced in the coming weeks and will cover other types of school building improvement works. Applications are currently being assessed for this second round of funding.

“This scheme is also good for job creation, supporting 2,160 direct and 430 indirect local construction jobs across the country.

“In total almost €470 million will be spent on school building infrastructure this year under the school building and modernisation programme. It is crucial that we continue to maintain and modernise our school buildings. Our children deserve the best possible environment in which to learn and flourish.”