Deering welcomes payment of Minor Works Grant for Carlow schools 

18th November, 2016

Pat Deering Fine Gael TD for Carlow has welcomed the announcement that local primary schools are to receive the Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year.

“This grant is worth €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil schools in Carlow. This means €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school. The 44 schools will receive the funds over the coming weeks.

The works that can be undertaken under the Minor Works Grant include improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, the purchase of floor coverings and window blinds and the purchase of IT related equipment.

Deputy Deering said “I am very pleased that funding is available to allow the Minor Works Grant 2016/2017 to issue to 44 primary schools in Carlow this year. Minor Works Grant has enabled schools to maintain and improve the essential fabric of their existing facilities. And I very much appreciate the commitment of Boards of Management and school principals in putting the grant to such effective and good use over the years”