Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

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Deputy Arthur J Spring.

TRALEE and Kerry schools are being urged to apply for a share of the €40m available for the Summer Works Scheme next year.

The scheme funds small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, and structural improvements.

Local Labour TD, Arthur J Spring is advising schools to submit their applications over the next two weeks, before the November 27th deadline.

He welcomed the announcement today by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, T.D.,that €28.5 million has been provided for the payment of a Minor Works grant to primary schools for the current school year and that €80 million has been allocated for a 2016 and 2017 multi-annual Summer Works Scheme for schools.

“I would like to urge local primary schools to apply to the latest Summer Works Scheme, the application process for which is now open,” he said.

“This is an incredibly important scheme which supports those schools who need to get minor but nonetheless urgent repairs carried out.  Each school in Kerry can apply for one small scale project and will be responsible for the completion of those works. It also generates local construction work.”

“I’d encourage local schools to submit their applications as soon as possible before the deadline of November 27th. The process is now fully online and a dedicated helpline has been set up to assist schools who have queries about the process. Schools are also welcome to contact my office where someone would be happy to step them through the process,” he said.

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