Minister for Education, Ms Norma Foley – TD has today announced €55 million in minor works grants for primary and post-primary schools to be paid in early December, 2020.
The €55 million payments involve:
• an additional €25m funding for Covid-19 related Minor Works at post-primary level;
• bringing forward from 2021 the standard €30m minor works grant at primary level.
The Department’s capital budget was increased in 2020 to facilitate the payment of these grants in December 2020. This earlier payment of these grants will also facilitate a strong roll-out of school building projects in 2021.