I welcome the payment of Minor Works Grant for 76 schools in Cavan

I welcome 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 to 76 schools in Cavan. This means €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.

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.

This is good news for schools and for the hardware and construction sector

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website