Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Summer Works Scheme Data

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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99. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the primary and secondary schools in County Donegal that made an application for the 2020 summer works scheme; the works requested by the respective schools which applied for funding; the reason schools failed in their application for works under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49525/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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I am pleased to advise the Deputy the 24 Schools in County Donegal were approved for funding in Summer 2020 under the summer works Scheme.

Commensurate with the level of funding set aside for the Scheme, applications are being assessed on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the Circular accompanying the Scheme. In that regard, applications submitted for other works will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.

I can confirm that my Department has received 65 applications from schools in Donegal under Summer Works Scheme 2020 onwards, 53 of which are Primary schools and 12 are Post-Primary schools. The remaining applications submitted, for other works, will be considered under future rounds of the Summer Works Scheme.

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