ALL DUBLIN WEST PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO GET MINOR WORKS FUND THIS MONTH

joanportraitEvery Dublin West primary school is set to receive a Minor Works Grant, to help them purchase new equipment and furniture, in the next two weeks.
Tánaiste Joan Burton has confirmed that the grant will once again issue to each school on November 20th.

The Tánaiste said: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm that funding for the Minor Works Grant will be issued to schools shortly on November 20th. The grant will allow Boards of Management and school principals to improve their existing school facilities and to help them purchase furniture, and PE and IT related equipment for their schools.

“Each primary school will receive a grant of €5,500, as well as €18.50 per pupil. Schools also get €74 for every pupil with special needs enrolled. The grant is worth more than €11,000 for a 300 pupil primary school, or almost €13,000 in the case of a special school with 100 pupils.

“Some €28m is being made available to facilitate this year’s scheme and I am pleased that primary schools in Dublin 15 will see the direct benefit of this funding.”