The Department of Education and Skills have announced a ‘Capital Grant Scheme for Emergency Works’. Under this scheme, schools can apply for funding for works which include:

  • Septic Tank Upgrades
  • Sewerage Treatment/Percolation Installations
  • Mechanical/Electrical Works
  • Structural Repairs
  • Facilities for Pupils with Special Needs

The main purpose of the Emergency Works Scheme is to ensure the availability of funding for urgent works to those schools that are most in need of resources as a result of an emergency situation or on receipt of an enrolment application from a special needs pupil.

An emergency is a situation which poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or the environment, which is sudden, unforeseen and requires immediate action and in the case of a school, if not corrected, would prevent the school or part thereof from opening.

List of schools granted approval for emergency works in 2013

How to apply

Primary and post-primary schools requiring emergency works to be undertaken must apply under this scheme by completing in full the Emergency Works Application Form. The purpose of this scheme is solely for unforeseen emergencies and to provide funding to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils. It is not intended that this scheme will be used to supplement previous applications under other schemes that have not been successful in securing funding. All relevant and supporting information in relation to an Emergency Works application must be provided in order to support your claim for emergency grant aid. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis.

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If you require any further information in relation to School Grant Applications or Summer Works Schemes then please contact us on 086 852 6956. We would be happy to assist you with your application.