Minor Works Grant funding announced for 135 Kerry primary schools

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The 2016 – 2017 schedule of Minor Works Grants for primary schools in Kerry has been announced.

The schools will receive the funds over the coming weeks.

The grant is worth €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil  to 135 primary schools across the county.

€74 will also be alloacted per special needs pupil.

This equates to almost €6,500 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.

Works which can be undertaken under the Minor Works Grant including improvements to school buildings and grounds, improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services.

It also includes the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, the purchase of floor coverings and window blinds and the purchase of IT related equipment.

Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin has welcomed the funding.