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Clare schools benefit from grants

A total of 114 primary schools in County Clare are to benefit from the Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, commenting on the announcement, said, “This grant is worth €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil to 114 schools in Clare. This means €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school. The schools will receive the funds over the coming weeks.”

The works that can be undertaken under the Minor Works Grant include 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.

Minister Breen said, “This grant allows schools to maintain and improve their environment and facilities is a timely manner without needing to deal directly with the department.”

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