Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Department of Education and Skills
126. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if funding will be provided to replace a dangerous outdoor play area surface in a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46776/19]
I can inform the Deputy that my Department has not received an application for funding in respect of the project details to which he refers.
I can also inform him that the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools, on a devolved funding basis, to carry out necessary improvement and refurbishment works that will upgrade existing school facilities including the upgrading of outdoor play areas. It is the appropriate scheme for funding requests of this nature.
It was open to the school to in question to make an application under the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2020 for the works described. However, I understand that no such application was made.