Written answers

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Department of Education and Skills

School Funding

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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117. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the funding streams available for the running of primary schools; the dates in which these funds are forwarded to individual schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [59326/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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My Department provides funding to recognised Primary schools by way of per capita grants. The two main grants are the Capitation grant to cater for day to day running costs such as heating, lighting, cleaning, insurance, general up-keep etc. and the Ancillary grant to cater for the cost of employing ancillary services staff. 

Capitation grant funding issues in two instalments in January and June each year. Ancillary grant funding is paid in March annually.

In addition, under the COVID-19 response plans, a range of supports are being made available to all recognised schools in the free education scheme which include additional financial supports to provide for Cleaning, PPE and hand hygiene.

Details of Covid-19 grant payments for Term 2 of the 2021/22 school year, which covers the period January to March 2022, will be made available shortly. The funding arrangements for Term 3 will be considered according to the public health advice in place at the time.


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