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Schools approved for upgrade grants 26.03.14

THREE Inishowen schools have been successful in the first round of the School Summer Grants Scheme.
Scoil Treasa Naofa, Malin and Scoil Naomh Aengus, Bridgend, have been approved for funding for electrical upgrades this summer. Scoil Naomh Brid, Muff, has been approved for mechanical work over the summer.
Scoil Treasa Naofa, Malin.
Labour councillor, Martin Farren, said the scheme would amount to an average of €93,000 per school. He also urged local contractors to submit a tender to carry out the work.
“This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - gas, electrical and mechanical," said Cllr Farren.
"It was decided to assess the gas, mechanical and electrical applications first so that boards of management could have sufficient time to invite tenders for the works and I would encourage local contractors to submit a tender."
The works will take place during the summer and will result in a safer and warmer school environment for local children when they return to class in September.
"I commend Minister Quinn for finding the funding for these vital projects and I look forward to the announcement of the second round of the Summer Works Scheme over the coming weeks, which will cover other enhancement works and which will be of further benefit to our schools and our local economy," added the Moville-based councillor.
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