Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Ceisteanna (131)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

131. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills if there is a policy to contribute to schools that have fundraised for small capital projects within their schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46795/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that schools which identify that they have a shortfall in accommodation that they may apply for funding under my Department's Additional School Accommodation Scheme (ASA). The application form and information relating to this scheme are available on my Department's website www.education.ie.  

If the project required by schools is smaller in nature then they may wish to consider the Summer Works Scheme (SWS). This scheme is designed to allow schools, on a devolved funding basis, to carry out necessary improvement and refurbishment works that will upgrade existing school facilities. Information relating to this scheme is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.  

Alternatively, if health and safety works are identified that require immediate attention, an Emergency Works application for these works only can be submitted to my Department.  The Emergency Works circular and application form are available on my Department’s website www.education.gov.ie.

If schools qualify for grant-aid under any of my Department's schemes funding is provided in full.