Local primary schools across Co Clare 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 to 114 schools in Clare. It results in €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school. The schools will receive the funds over the coming weeks.
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.
Fine Gael TD Pat Breen welcomed the announcement. “This grant allows schools to maintain and improve their environment and facilities in a timely manner without needing to deal directly with the Department.”