Minister Foley Announces €2.3m Funding For Kerry Schools

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Minister Norma Foley.

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley today announced funding of €2.3 million euro in minor works grants for primary, special and post-primary schools in Kerry.

Minor works grants totalling €62 million nationally will be issued to primary schools and special schools, including a one-off Covid-19 minor works grant of €17 million for post-primary schools.

Minister Foley said: “This announcement will enable schools to address both their minor works requirements and also to address small-scale ventilation improvements as a short-term mitigation measure, should they require to do so.”

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“Given that each school setting is different, individual schools are best-placed to decide how best to use this funding to address their particular needs,” added the Minister.

The works that can be undertaken under the minor works scheme include maintenance and small-scale improvements to school buildings and its grounds.

It also creates provision for 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 along with the purchase of IT-related equipment. Arrangements are now being made for the payment of these grants to schools.

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