142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme


142 Limerick schools will receive more than €1million in funding next week under the Department of Education’s minor works grant scheme.

All primary schools in the city and county will receive a flat rate grant of €5,500 in addition to €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 more than €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.

Schools can use the grant for a variety of school works, including improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, the purchase of floor coverings and window blinds, and the purchase of IT related equipment.

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