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Grant aid for 90 primary schools

A number of Primary Schools in Roscommon are set to receive grant aid this week.

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the news and said:

“All 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.

“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.

“This funding is very important for many schools in assisting them to carry out essential maintenance and repair work and will also be welcome news for many local communities.

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