Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (442)

Michael McGrath

Question:

442. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the financial supports available to a school board of management and parents association wishing to develop a playground on school grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36324/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools, on a devolved funding basis, to carry out necessary improvement and refurbishment works that will upgrade existing school facilities, including play areas.

As the Deputy will be aware, Summer Works Scheme 2020 onwards, was open for applications up until 30th June 2019. 

It is also open to primary schools to use their minor works grant to carry out improvement works to the school's infrastructure.