Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (232)

Brendan Smith

Question:

232. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Education and Skills if schools whose applications for grant aid under the summer works scheme external environment measure were not successful can appeal the decisions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50163/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Deputy will be aware that I recently announced details of the schools that will receive funding in summer 2020 in respect of applications submitted for 'Life Safety Systems projects'.

Commensurate with the level of funding set aside for the Scheme, applications are being assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the Circular accompanying the Scheme. In that regard, applications submitted for other works will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.

However, it is open to schools to appeal the decision in relation to their application if they wish to do so. Appeals can be emailed directly to sws_review@education.gov.ie where they will be considered by my Department.