INTO welcomes earlier announcement of minor works grant

The INTO welcomes Minister McHugh’s announcement today that the payment of minor works grants will be made in December this year. The INTO calls for the inclusion of the grant on the annual grants calendar so that boards of management have sufficient time to plan their school maintenance programmes.

INTO General Secretary John Boyle said, “Today’s announcement is welcome and should be set on an annual calendar of grants. Principals and boards of management need to know for certain when grants will be available to enable them to carry out works necessary to maintain safe and modern learning environments.  With that in mind, we need to see the reinstatement of annual summer works programmes and proper funding for primary education, including appropriate secretarial and caretaking services for all our schools.”

You can get more information on the minor works scheme from Circular 0062/2013.