I urge local primary and post-primary schools to apply to the latest Summer Works Scheme, which opened today,  before the November 27th deadline.
A total of €40 million is being made available for the scheme next year. It funds small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, and structural improvements.

This is an incredibly important scheme which supports those schools who need to get minor but nonetheless urgent repairs carried out. There is always a certain level of wear and tear that occurs over course of an academic year, and the Summer Works Scheme, led by my colleague Minister Jan O’Sullivan, helps meet those needs.

Each school in Dublin Rathdown can apply for one small scale project and will be responsible for the completion of those works. A great aspect of the Summer Works scheme is that it causes minimum disruption to pupils as the majority of works will be carried out in the summer months. It also generates local construction work.

I’d encourage local schools to submit their applications as soon as possible before the deadline of November 27th. The process is now fully online and a dedicated helpline has been set up to assist schools who have queries about the process. Schools are also welcome to contact my office where someone would be happy to step them through the process.
In the meantime, I am hopeful this latest Summer Works round will benefit many of our schools in Dublin Rathdown, as it has done in previous years.