Primary Schools in Tipperary are to benefit from funding to upgrade school buildings.

Fine Gael TD for Tipperary Noel Coonan said that primary schools in Tipperary are to benefit from funding to upgrade school buildings and improve facilities for students and teachers.
€28.5 million is being made available by the Government for the payment of a Minor Works grant to primary schools around the country.

According to Deputy Coonan, schools in Co Tipperary will be able to use this funding to improve the physical infrastructure of schools as well as to purchase furniture, PE and IT equipment.
The rates payable are €5,500 per school, plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil. Primary schools in Tipperary will be issued with the grants by November 20th. 
The Fine Gael TD is also encouraging schools in Tipperary to apply for the separate Summer Works Scheme. Nationally a total of €80 million is being made available for the scheme which covers 2016 and 2017. 
The projects that can be covered under the scheme include gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades and structural improvements.
It is up to schools in Tipperary to identify the most urgently required projects to be funded from the Summer Works Scheme. Each school can apply for one small scale project.