Local TD Frances Fitzgerald has today welcomed the announcement that the Minor Works Grant will be paid to all primary schools in Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Brittas, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart, next week.
Speaking about the announcement, Fitzgerald commented, “I am pleased to announce that a Minor Works Grant will issue to primary schools throughout the local area next week. I am aware of the importance of the Minor Works Grant to schools. For this reason, I have prioritised its issue before the end of this year, notwithstanding the other significant demands on resources at this time.
“All local primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or special class. The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.