Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (99)

Eamon Scanlon


99. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 147 of 8 May 2018, if there is a live application in place for a school (details supplied) under the summer works scheme; if it is one of the remaining schools approved for works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21531/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that the school in question applied for funding under the Summer Works Scheme, under Category 9 - Curricular Requirement Works. The Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium sized building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings.

As advised, the Summer Works Scheme is a multi-annual scheme in respect of which 1,650 schools submitted applications. To date almost €80 million has been allocated in respect of over 635 schools applications in Categories 1-6 that have been approved. In that regard it is expected over €25 million will be expended in respect of approved projects in 2018.

Over 700 applications in categories 7-10, including an application from the school referred to, that are seeking funding of over €50 million, remain to be assessed.